Workshop on Directions of Polarization, Social Norms, and Trust in Societies at MIT, December 1-2, 2023

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Kati Kish

Aug 23, 2023, 8:47:40 AMAug 23

Call for abstracts and posters: Workshop on Directions of Polarization, Social Norms, and Trust in Societies at MIT, December 1-2, 2023

Workshop Organizers:
Kati Kish Bar-On (MIT), Eugen Dimant (University of Pennsylvania), Yphtach Lelkes (University of Pennsylvania), David G. Rand (MIT)

Goal of the Workshop:
"Directions of Polarization, Social Norms, and Trust in Societies: perspectives from behavioral sciences" is an interdisciplinary workshop that unites social science scholars. This two-day symposium aims to delve into the complexities of political polarization, with a particular emphasis on the interplay between social norms and trust in societies. We seek to understand the roots, dynamics, and societal implications of these intertwined phenomena through multiple analytical lenses. If you work at the intersection of these topics, please consider submitting your theoretical or empirical work to our workshop. You are also welcome to attend and participate without presenting your work (registration required).

Keynote Speakers:

  • Mina Cikara (Department of Psychology, Harvard)
  • Benjamin Enke (Department of Economics, Harvard)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Kwabena B. Donkor (Stanford)
  • Amit Goldenberg (Harvard)
  • Joshua Greene (Harvard)
  • Amir Grinstein (Northeastern)
  • Erin Krupka (University of Michigan)
  • Sandy Pentland (MIT)
  • Sean Westwood (Dartmouth)

Target Audience:

  • Scholars from all academic fields with interests aligning with these topics are invited to apply for a talk. 
  • Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply for a poster presentation at our poster session.

Key Information:

Please contact for further information or any questions you may have.

See you in Cambridge! 


Kati Kish Bar-On, PhD
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral fellow 
The Science, Technology, and Society Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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