Thursday, October 24, 2013
Public Affairs Center 002
Sponsored by the Government Department
Fear and Loathing Across Party Lines: New Evidence on Group Polarization
Professor Shanto Iyengar
Department of Political Science, Stanford University
Professor Iyengar presents the results of three related studies showing that Americans today are divided even more strongly by party than by race.
Dr. Shanto Iyengar holds the Chandler Chair in Communication at Stanford University where he is also Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Communication Laboratory. He is author or co-author of News That Matters (University of Chicago Press, 1987), Is Anyone Responsible? (University of Chicago Press, 1991), Explorations in Political Psychology (Duke University Press, 1995), Going Negative (Free Press, 1995), and Media Politics: A Citizen’s Guide (Norton, 2011).