Fearless Conversations in Divided Times

McCaw Hall September 15, 2022 10:00 am - 10:55 am

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Mónica Guzmán
Michael Voss

Political polarization was named as a “top issue facing the country” by nearly three-in-ten Americans in a June 2022 poll by FiveThirtyEight and Congress is more divided that it’s been in the past 50 years according to the Pew Research Center. Daily headlines that lead with divisive topics like gun control, abortion, and climate change remind us how divided we are as a nation.  So how do we go beyond our own political beliefs and policy choices to hear what the other side is saying?

Join Monica Guzman, a bridge builder and author of “I Never Thought of It That Way:  How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times,” for this session moderated by Michael Voss, Publisher of Stanford Social Innovation Review, to learn how to have productive conversations with those with views different from your own, crossing partisan divides, and ultimately strengthening our democracy.