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Overcoming our Political Division
is Possible

About

ABOUT

Stephen Hawkins is focused on understanding and addressing political polarization.

 

After growing up among Southern, Evangelical conservatives and then working with progressive activists in New York, he channeled his experience into research about our country's divisions. 

His work has been cited by Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates, by Fortune 100 CEOs, and been featured over one thousand times in media, including on the Joe Rogan podcast and the front page of the New York Times.

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While at More in Common, Stephen has co-authored some of the most referenced studies on polarization, ideology, misperceptions, distrust, American identity, and interventions to reduce hostility. 

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RESEARCH FEATURED IN

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Speaking

SPEAKING

Stephen regularly appears in media and speaks at events across the US and abroad.

 

His thought-provoking talks leave audiences informed and equipped to better engage division in their own lives and organizations.

SELECTED PRIOR ENGAGEMENTS

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  • Palo Alto (2023): Stanford's Polarization Research Lab 

  • Detroit (2023): National Association of Realtors

  • São Paulo (2023): Congresso GIFE

  • Austin (2022): Public Affairs Council

  • Virtual (2020): National Immigration Forum

  • Denver (2020): Colorado Health Institute

  • New York City (2019): BBC interview at United Nations

  • Reykjavik (2019): Social Progress Imperative

  • Cambridge (2016): Harvard Kennedy School, student commencement speaker for class of 2016

Colorado Health Institute conference attendee, December 2020

"I could have listened to Mr. Hawkins for another hour."

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