Democracy 2.0: Returning power to the people
Research finds politics — more than race, religion, gender or age differences — is forging the deepest divide between Americans. Stephanie Forrest, a Fulton School professor computer science and engineering and director of ASU’s Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society, explores the sources reshaping public discourse and how they exacerbate political partisanship. Her research involves inquiries similar to work of others who are examining the trend and seeking ways to quell polarizing forces. Two leading researchers in this area will give talks at ASU on January 6 as part of a lecture series established by ASU and Princeton University.