SOI Podcast Polarization 1
Mar 7, 2023

Polarization Part 2 with Dr. Dominic J. Packer, Dr. Jay J. Van Bavel, Dr. Hahrie Han, Evan Mawarire, Uriel Epshein & Joshua Fryday (podcast)

This episode considers consider what writers and researchers say might be learned from the history of polarization in countries other than the US.

By Templeton Staff

The second of a special three-part series, this episode considers what writers, researchers, and scholars say we might learn from the history of polarization in countries other than the US and learn about some of their potential solutions for polarization.

Today’s episode features researchers Jay J. Van Bavel and Dominic J. Packer, co-authors of The Power of Us: Harnessing Our Shared Identities to Improve Performance, Increase Cooperation, and Promote Social Harmony. We also hear from  Dr. Hahrie Han, Professor of Political Science and the Director of the  SNF Agora Institute  at Johns Hopkins University; Uriel Epshtein, Executive Director of the Renew Democracy InitiativeJoshua Fryday, Chief Service Officer for the State of California with California Volunteers; and Evan Mawarire, a Zimbabwean clergyman who founded #ThisFlag Citizen’s Movement.

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Read the transcript from the interview conducted by journalist Richard Sergay, presented by podcast producer, host, and writer, Tavia Gilbert.

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.