Technology has played an outsized role in the past few elections cycles, and that is unlikely to change. Facebook has been a major focus of the attention, having potentially given Democrats the upper-hand in 2012 by increasing millennial turnout, and given the more recent news of its dissemination of ads from fake accounts during the 2016 election. While many have seen technology as a means of further democratizing our institutions, many are now wondering if it has instead led to an increase in polarization and a lack of compromise in our political system. Join us for an in depth look at this issue for our last event of the semester at Ground Zero on November 14, 2017.
-Ravi Iyer, Executive Director of Civil Politics, a non-profit that uses technology to bridge the divide between practitioners and researchers in moral psychology
-Bill Carrick, Political consultant; Founder, Carrick Consulting, Inc.
-Justin Wallin, CEO/ Pollster, J. Wallin Opinion Research
Moderated by Laura Davis, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice; Digital News Director of the Annenberg Media Center
Free food will be provided at 5:30 p.m.