Los Angeles, CA, January 08, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Kavanagh is a senior political scientist and Associate Director of the Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program at the RAND Corporation. She is also a faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She graduated from Harvard University and earned her PhD at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on U.S. political institutions and public opinion and their implications for U.S. foreign and domestic policy. She also studies political uses of mis– and disinformation.
Dr. Kavanagh will shed light on some key issues of the day: Why is there increasing disagreement about facts? Why is the volume and influence of opinion increasing at the expense of fact? Why is trust in formerly respected sources of information declining? When did these trends really begin, and what are the consequences? Dr. Kavanagh will discuss human cognitive issues; the changes wrought by social media and the 24-hour news cycle; the current state of our educational system; and the implications of demographic and political polarization.
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