Roper Center Speaker Series
(Affective) Polarization in America: When It Matters Politically and What It Means for Democracy Affective polarization—where partisans come to see those from the other party as the enemy, not just the opposition—has increased markedly over time. This raises the possibility that parties have become a sort of perverse faction, leading many to worry about harmful political consequences.
Does Corruption Corrupt? The Behavioral Effects of Mediated Exposure to Corruption Corruption is a complex, widespread phenomenon with harmful economic and societal effects. Drawing upon theories in social psychology, political science, and communication, this study examines the direct and joint effects of mediated exposure to grand corruption and the presence of monetary incentives on people’s likelihood to engage in dishonest behavior.
Dr. Juan Bogliaccini and Dr. Rosario Queirolo
Juan Bogliaccini and Rosario Queirolo, Universidad Católica del Uruguay spoke on October 13th, 2021 on “Electoral Outcomes, Ideology & Policy Mood in Uruguay.” The event was an outgrowth of a grant to the Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU), where Roper Center provided preservation and access for data recovered in a research project led by Bogliaccini and Queirolo.
“The Speaker Series lineup brings in top experts from across the disciplines, but in an intimate setting. These are talks that I make sure to go to.”
—Dr. Drew Margolin, Assistant Professor in Cornell’s Department of Communications
“I just recently attended Professor Stroud’s Speaker Series talk, in which she spoke about engaging partisanship and presented two fascinating new studies about online media coverage. Her talk was very helpful for my own research about the relationship between politics and media, but also because it touched upon problems that are highly relevant to the fields of government and communications. I am very glad that the Roper Center always brings in such interesting guests from the social sciences who do cutting-edge research.”