Daniel Stid:

Many civil society groups are responding to our fraught times by building bridges between citizens and groups that see the world differently and enabling them to engage in constructive dialogue. Given all the factors accelerating tribalism, depolarization is really hard work. The challenge is that it ultimately requires transformative change within individuals. This is exceedingly difficult to achieve at the scale needed to make a difference in a country of 330 million people. One of the most promising opportunities to address this challenge is the work of the Constructive Dialogue Institute (CDI). The institute has developed an online suite of educational tools and supports for colleges and universities, K-12 schools, and corporations. CDI’s approach to depolarization is grounded in the best behavioral science research on the topic.