2020 Conflict and Polarization Conference
The Conflict and Polarization Initiative, as part of the Stanford King Center on Global Development hosted a two day conference on January 31 – February 1, 2020.
In keeping with the approach of the initiative, the conference brought together people from different disciplines to share ideas and spur new approaches to resolving conflict and polarization.
Here are our highlights of the event.
January 31, 2020
Chris Blattman (University of Chicago): Why We Fight
Lakshmi Iyer (University of Notre Dame): Leader Identity and Coordination
Saumitra Jha (Stanford University): Remaining European: The Effects of Financial Market Exposure on the Brexit Vote
Moses Shayo (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): How Do We Choose Our Identity? A Revealed Preference Approach Using Food Consumption (with David Atkin and Eve Colson-Sihra)
Reception - Koret-Taube Conference Center Lobby
February 1, 2020
Alana Conner (Twitter): Nudging Healthier Behaviour on Social Media
Rachel Kleinfeld (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace): Polarization, Political Violence, and the Security Services: Preventing a Vicious Cycle
Antonio Silva (Behavioural Insights Team, UK): How Behavioural Science Can Reduce Polarisation and Susceptibility to Misinformation
Uzra Zeya (Alliance for Peacebuilding): Peacebuilding Begins at Home: US Conflict Drivers Demand New Approaches