Socially distant: How our divided social networks explain our politics

Join us Tuesday, October 13th at 10:30AM

In the midst of a heated presidential election, health pandemic, and social unrest, it is more important than ever to understand how our personal attributes and identities shape our thinking and influence our behavior. The American National Social Network Survey helps us understand how our core social networks exert a powerful influence over what we do, what we believe, and what we know. Americans with more politically diverse social networks express more openness in their beliefs. Racial and ethnic diversity in social networks makes one more sensitive to issues of race.

Please join us for a presentation by AEI’s Daniel A. Cox and a discussion with AEI’s Ryan Streeter and Samuel J. Abrams, along with Camille Busette and Musa al-Gharbi, as they explore the impact of our core social network on our beliefs.

Submit questions to Jacqueline.clemence@aei.org or on Twitter with #SociallyDistant.

 

Agenda

10:30 AM
Introduction:
Ryan Streeter, Director of Domestic Policy Studies, AEI

10:35 AM
Presentation
Daniel A. Cox, Director of the Survey Center on American Life, AEI

10:50 AM
Remarks:
Samuel J. Abrams, Visiting Scholar, AEI
Musa al-Gharbi, Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology, Columbia University
Camille Busette, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Ryan Streeter, Director of Domestic Policy Studies, AEI

11:10 AM
Discussion

Panelists:
Samuel J. Abrams, Visiting Scholar, AEI
Musa al-Gharbi, Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology, Columbia University
Camille Busette, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Daniel A. Cox, Director of the Survey Center on American Life, AEI

Moderator:
Ryan Streeter, Director of Domestic Policy Studies, AEI

11:30 AM
Q&A

11:45 AM
Adjournment

Contact Information

Event: Jacqueline Clemence | jacqueline.clemence@aei.org
Media: MediaServices@aei.org | 202.862.5829.