Who

organized this challenge?

The Strengthening Democracy Challenge was organized by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists from Stanford University, MIT, Northwestern University, and Columbia University. Our team consists of political scientists, psychologists, sociologists, and economists.

Research Team

Jan Voelkel

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PhD Student, Sociology

Stanford University

Joe Mernyk

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Research Coordinator, Polarization and Social Change Lab

Stanford University

Nick Stagnaro

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Post Doctoral Scholar, Human Collaboration Lab and Polarization and Social Change Lab

MIT and Stanford University

Chrystal Redekopp

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Research Director, Polarization and Social Change Lab

Stanford University

James Chu

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Assistant Professor, Sociology

Columbia University

Sophia Pink

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Research Coordinator, Polarization and Social Change Lab

Stanford University

Principal Investigators

Robb Willer

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Professor of Sociology, Psychology (by courtesy), and Organizational Behavior in the GSB (by courtesy)

Stanford University

James Druckman

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Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research

Northwestern University

David Rand

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Associate Professor of Management Science and Brain and Cognitive Sciences

MIT

Who

is the Advisory Board?

Members of our advisory board provided expert reviews for the submissions that are the foundations of the decisions made by the editorial board. They are experts on democratic attitudes and partisan animosity from diverse backgrounds, including academics from different disciplines as well as members of the bridging community.

Mannie Ajayi

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Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Pacific Fin Capital

Adam Berinsky

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Mitsui Professor of Political Science; Director of the Political Experiments Research Lab

MIT

Corey Fields

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Associate Professor; Idol Family Term Chair of Sociology

Georgetown University

Cheryl Graeve

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National Community Organizer

National Institute of Civil Discourse (NICD) at the University of Arizona

Vincent Hutchings

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Professor of Political Science

University of Michigan

Adam Levine

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Associate Professor of Government

Cornell University

Leslie McCall

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Associate Director of Stone Center, Presidential Professor of Sociology and Political Science

City University of New York (CUNY)

Mohammed Naeem

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Senior Manager for Strategy and Partnerships

American Immigration Coucil

Jaime Settle

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Associate Professor of Government

College of William & Mary

Michelle Torres

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Rice University

Chris Bail

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Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Data Science; Director, Polarization Lab

Duke University

Pete Ditto

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Professor of Psychological Science

University of California, Irvine

Eli Finkel

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Professor of Psychology, Professor of Management and Organizations

Northwestern University

Kristin Hansen

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Executive Director

Civic Health Project

Lucas Johnson

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Author, On Being

On Being

Neil Malhotra

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Edith M. Cornell Professor of Political Economy, Louise and Claude N. Rosenberg, Jr. Director of the Center for Social Innovation

Stanford University

Melissa Michelson

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Dean of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Political Science

Menlo College

Mara Ostfeld

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Assistant Professor of Political Science, Faculty Associate for Center for Political Studies

University of Michigan

Jesse Shapiro

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George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics

Brown University

Julie Wronski

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of Mississippi

Loren Bendele

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Chief Executive Officer

Gell

Long Doan

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Maryland

Matt Gentzkow

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Professor of Economics

Stanford University

Eszter Hargittai

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Professor in the Institute of Communication and Media Research

University of Zurich

Cindy Kam

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William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Professor of Psychology (by courtesy); Director of Research on Individuals, Politics & Society Lab

Vanderbilt University

Lilliana Mason

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Associate Professor of Government and Politics

University of Maryland

Jenan Mohajir

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Senior Director of Leadership, Interfaith Youth Core

Interfaith Youth Core

Zeenat Rahman

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Executive Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Betsy Sinclair

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Professor of Political Science, Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science

Washington University in St Louis