Partisan Conflict, Public Opinion, Is There Any Way Out?

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ

Political conflict would have been at an all-time high today even if there were different presidential candidates from the initial pool of alternatives.  Republicans and Democrats at both the leadership level and their electoral bases differ ideologically more than ever seen in American politics across an enormous range of political issues. This was already associated with partisan disagreement over “facts” and “truth,” well before the 2016 presidential campaign.   This talk will review the available—and striking— data that show this, and address directly the question: How did we get here? And much more speculatively: Is there any way out?   

ShapiroPhoto071912.jpg Robert Shapiro is the Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and former chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He has taught at Columbia since 1982.  His current research examines partisan polarization and ideological politics in the United States, as well as other topics concerned with public opinion and policymaking.  
Coy_pic.jpg Peter Coy is Economics Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. He writes on a wide range of economic, social, and financial issues. He is a regular contributor to the magazine's “Opening Remarks” column.  Mr. Coy came to BusinessWeek from the Associated Press in New York, where he had served as a business news writer since 1985. Before that Mr. Coy was a correspondent in the AP Rochester bureau.

Climate Change and the Economy: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Drew University in Madison, NJ

There are things we need to do to respond to climate change, but we worry about hurting the economy. Why has the dialogue on the environment become contentious? What was the cause of the divide, and what are our prospects for the future? How are businesses, and state and local governments responding? Where does New Jersey fit into a clean economy?

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See CAMPUS MAP and follow instructions below.

From Madison Ave. (Rte. 124), enter Lancaster Rd, and park in lot on right.  Then follow posted signs to lecture hall entrance located on SW corner of Building #16 on campus map.

Cleaner, Brighter, Healthier Energy Projects that Work

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 07:30 PM

2016 was the hottest year on record, the third such record in consecutive years. Now more than ever there is the need for bold, market based energy solutions that directly address the climate crisis.

Join Network for Responsible Public Policy and our panel of renowned experts who will  bring us the latest on science-based facts, the extreme urgency of the climate crisis and opportunities and ideas that can create a swift transition to a clean energy future - now. Find out how you can influence policy, what companies, governments, and NGOs are already doing to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gases. It turns out, these very innovative solutions make economic sense too!

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