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Jul 25, 2021

Listening as an Antidote to a Zero-Sum Outlook with Dr. Filippo Trevisan (podcast)

Using the Internet, social media and digital platforms as tools to support better listening.

By Templeton Staff

Dr. Fillipo Trevisan’s work explores the impact of digital media on advocacy, activism, and political communication.

In this podcast episode, Dr. Trevisan talks with Richard Sergay about our evolving views of social media and offers insight on how we can use — and how we are already using — the Internet and digital platforms as tools to improve representation in our democratic process, to move past polarization, and to better understand each other.

In response to the University of Oxford report titled "Citizenship in a Networked Age," this conversation highlights how social media brings communities closer or tears them apart, questions if "big tech" has any responsibility to global citizenship, and contemplates the role of the individual in supporting a healthy, functioning, and sustainable democracy.

Read the transcript from the interview conducted by journalist Richard Sergay, presented by podcast producer Tavia Gilbert. Featuring: Dr. Fillipo Trevisan, Associate Professor, School of Communication & Deputy Director, Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) at American University.

Built upon the award-winning video series of the same name, Templeton World Charity Foundation’s “Stories of Impact” podcast features stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate discoveries into practical tools. Bringing a mix of curiosity, compassion, and creativity, journalist Richard Sergay and producer Tavia Gilbert shine a spotlight on the human impact at the heart of cutting-edge social and scientific research projects supported by TWCF.