Meeting

We are happy to announce the first annual meeting sponsored by the Polarization Research Lab.  We hope to bring together established scholars, graduate students, community groups and funders for a conference designed to highlight emerging academic work and to develop a network of academics and practitioners focused on the problem of partisan animosity.

Our first meeting will be held at Stanford University in 2023.   

We are looking for innovative work on polarization, democratic/social norms, and political violence (all broadly defined).

The goals of the meeting are to:

  • Share the best work on partisan animosity with the best researchers in the field.
  • Build connections between established faculty and graduate students.
  • Connect researchers working on designs to attenuate affective polarization, reduce support for political violence and rebuild democratic norms with practitioners who can implement designs at scale.

For all attendees (PhD students, faculty, practitioners) we will cover:

  • Airfare (domestic economy).  Depending on overall expenses, we may also be able to cover international economy travel.
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meals during the meeting

PhD Students and Postdocs:

  • We will hold a poster reception where graduate students and postdocs can share their work with other attendees.  
  • We ask for a 1 page summary of the research you would like to share along with topline results for the project.

Faculty:

  • Faculty will be able to present in a main session and in smaller breakout sessions.
  • We ask for a 1 page summary of the research you would like to share along with topline results for the project.
  • Faculty working with graduate student co-authors are encouraged to invite co-authors to apply attend (funded)
  • Additionally, we will offer an honorarium of $500 to faculty.
  • We will also accept submissions from faculty who wish to attend but not present

Please send any questions to: sean.j.westwood@dartmouth.edu