Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Watch Online - Addressing US Polarization and Extremism

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Join us on Feb. 9 for a conversation on how to put the U.S. on a path toward healing and shared prosperity.

Addressing US polarization and extremism

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST
Online: https://www.brookings.edu/events/addressing-u-s-polarization-and-extremism/

The United States faces extraordinary problems of polarization, radicalization, and extremism that make it difficult to address pressing policy issues. There have been precipitous increases in the public's distrust of government, institutional dysfunction, and racial and ethnic violence. Taken together, these developments pose systemic risks and threaten the very fabric of our society, economy, and political processes.


On February 9, Brookings will host a webinar to discuss the United States' polarization and the importance of overcoming those divisions, particularly after a divisive election campaign and its troubled aftermath. Panelists will explore the sources of American divisions and policy solutions with the potential to take the country on a path toward healing and shared prosperity. Speakers will identify specific steps that would address the structural factors fueling polarization and extremism and opportunities for state and community leaders to contribute to these overall efforts.


Viewers can submit questions for speakers by emailing events@brookings.edu or by tweeting at @BrookingsInst.



Opening remarks

John Allen, President, Brookings


Panel 1: Policy solutions for a path towards healing

Camille Busette, Senior Fellow and Director, Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative | @CamilleBusette
Carol Graham, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow and Research Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings | @cgbrookings
Elaine Kamarck, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center for Effective Public Management, Brookings | @EKamarck
Isabel V. Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Center on Children and Families, Future of the Middle Class Initiative, Brookings | @isawhill
Moderator: Darrell M. West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies, Brookings | @DarrWest


Panel 2: How civil society can help the country overcome divisions

Lynn Heady, Co-Director of Field Operations, Braver Angels
Katy Joseph, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Interfaith Alliance | @kathrynjoseph19
Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of Government, Harvard University | @dziblatt
Kelebogile Zvobgo, Incoming Assistant Professor of Government, College of William & Mary; Founder and Director, International Justice Lab | @kelly_zvobgo
Moderator: Fiona Hill, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings


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