Applied Communication Professor to Participate on Panel to Discuss Political Polarization

Dr. April Chatham-Carpenter

Braver Angels of Central Arkansas, UA Little Rock’s Department of Applied Communication, and CALS Library System will host a public program featuring a panel on Oct. 5 that will discuss various aspects of political polarization, including its causes, influences, impacts, and solutions.

Dr. April Chatham-Carpenter, a professor of applied communication at UA Little Rock, is one of the panel speakers. She will focus on various communication practices that help us improve our political conversations.

Additional panelists include Glen White, a local psychologist, who will report on what social sciences research has to say about polarization, and Jerry Henderson, a retired psychologist, who will explore the latest thinking among political scientists and others about how polarization can have detrimental impacts on democratic governments.

The event is Monday, Oct. 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. To register and obtain a zoom link for the program, go to Eventbrite at Braver Angels Panel.

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