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James Ault, documentary filmmaker, author, and sociologist, Northampton MA. Author of Spirit and Flesh: Life in a fundamentalist Baptist Church
Bill Bishop, Author of The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart
Peter Ditto, Dept. of Psychology, U. of California at Irvine
Susan Herbst, Dept. of Political Science, U. of Connecticut (and president of the university). Author of Rude Democracy: Civiliy and Incivility in American Politics
Marc J. Hetherington, Dept. of Political Science, Vanderbilt University. Author of Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics
Lauren Howe, Dept. of Psychology, Stanford University
David Klein, Dept. of Politics, University of Virgina
Liz Joyner, Executive Director of The Village Square (a group working to improve civil politics in Florida)
Hal Movius, President, Movius Consulting, Inc. Senior Consultant, The Consensus Building Institute. Author of Built to Win: Creating a World-Class Negotiating Organization
Diana Mutz, Dept. of Political Science, U. of Pennsylvania. Author of Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative vs. Participatory Democracy
Richard Redding, School of Law, Chapman University
Lynn Sanders, Dept. of Politics, University of Virgina
Emily Sydnor, Dept. of Politics, University of Virginia
Emily J. Charnock, Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, Dept. of Politics, University of Virginia
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