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UG Meet & Greet: Perspectives on polarization

When:Fr 18-11-2022 12:15 - 18:00
Where:"Het Kasteel", Melkweg 1 in Groningen
  • When? 18 November 2022, 12:15 pm
  • Where? "Het Kasteel", Melkweg 1 in Groningen

During this event, we will share perspectives on polarization. In various panel sessions, we will discuss the role PhD candidates, early career researchers as well as (junior) policy makers and other societal actors can play in understanding and approaching polarization.

The programme will kick off with interesting keynotes by:

After these keynotes have set the stage for us, we will split up to discuss several issues regarding polarization in four different panels. You can choose two of the four panels, which will take place in two parallel sessions.

Topics to be addressed will be (among others):

  • Causes and effects of polarization
  • (Re)building trust through participatory democracy
  • Roles of the media
  • Bridging the gap between polarized groups in society
  • Practical approaches to polarization
  • Examples in the panels based on several current issues (Covid vaccinations, earthquakes in Groningen, farmers' protests, Zwarte Piet etc.)