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April 22, 2021

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt joined us on April 22 at 8pm ET for a Munk Dialogue on how the pandemic is polarizing public debate in new and dangerous ways. The archived version of Haidt's Dialogue is available only to Munk Members. Membership is free. Click HERE to join.

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Jonathan Haidt is one of the world’s most fascinating and provocative social psychologists. A professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, he is the author of a series of internationally bestselling books on psychology and politics. He joined us for a far-reaching discussion on why public debate is so polarized and what we can do to deescalate conflict in our democracy.

The live Munk Dialogues are available to anyone to watch. Archived versions are for Munk Members only. Membership is free. Visit our Membership page here to explore our membership options and privileges. If you are already a member, log on using your membership credentials to view the Dialogue video.

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Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt is one of the world’s most fascinating and provocative social psychologists. A professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, he is the author of a series of internationally bestselling books on psychology and politics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, and taught for 16 years in the department of psychology at the University of Virginia.

Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures––including the cultures of progressive, conservatives, and libertarians. His goal is to help people understand each other, live and work near each other, and even learn from each other despite their moral differences. Haidt has co-founded a variety of organizations and collaborations that apply moral and social psychology toward that end, including HeterodoxAcademy.org, OpenMindPlatform.org, and EthicalSystems.org.

Haidt is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, and The New York Times bestsellers The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, and The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (co-authored with Greg Lukianoff). In 2019 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the world's "Top 50 Thinkers."  He has given four TED talks.‚Äč

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