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Coming Together Across Difference

feb 13, 2024 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST | ONLINE EVENT

Panelists discuss opportunities for and obstacles to finding common ground and building trust across identities and political divides.

Layli Maparyan, Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College

Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor and Professor of Government, Harvard University
David Lazer, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer Science, Northeastern University
Alexandra Pineros-Shields, Associate Professor of the Practice of Racial Equity, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Resources for Coming Together Across Difference Panel

Please see the links below for articles, books, and opinion pieces that can be a basis for further discussion.

  • Allen, Danielle – “We’ve Lost Our Way on Campus. Here’s How We Can Find Our Way Back,” The Washington Post (December 2023).
  • Bahá ‘í Publishing Trust – Fountain of Wisdom: Tablets of Bahá ú ‘lláh (2010).
  • Block, Ray, Jr.; Druckman, James N.; Lazer, David M. J.; Ognyanova, Katherine; & Simonson, Matthew David – Black Networks Matter: The Role of Interracial Contact and Social Media in the 2020 Black Lives Matter Protests (2024).
  • Congressional Management Foundation – “Online Town Hall Meetings: Exploring Democracy in the 21st Century” (2009).
  • Esterling, Kevin; Lazer, David; & Neblo, Michael – Politics with The People: Building a Directly Representative Democracy (2018).