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Nov 22 Hot Lunch: The Challenges of Navigating Division and Finding Common Ground in 2022



November 2022 was the first Hot Lunch to return since the COVID-19 pandemic. We gathered with 60 people to discuss issues of mitigating political polarization.

Stephen is focused on understanding and mitigating political polarization. He is the lead author of the 2018 study Hidden Tribes: a Study of America’s Polarized Landscape, which received coverage in over 100 publications, including on the front page of the New York TimesStephen has served as the Director of Research for More in Common since the organization’s founding in 2016, overseeing studies on the psychology of political division in nine countries. He has consulted on communications strategy and audience insights for United Nations agencies, Fortune 100 companies, and political campaigns around the globe. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he served as commencement speaker and won the talent show with his stand up comedy and impersonations of US Presidents. Stephen lives with his wife in Denver.

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