Headshots of Asma Uddin, Chris Medina, Karith Foster, Tane Danger, Jameel Jaffer, Robin Sparkman, Kurt Gray, and Lisa Consiglio

The Courage to Collaborate

We're working to understand what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it. By supporting scholars undertaking research on why people often fear the “other,” finding new tools to encourage discussion when we don’t agree, and elevating stories about people already bridging even the deepest divides, we can empower individuals to embrace differences as opportunities to learn, grow, and change the world for the better.

The Courage to Collaborate

We're working to understand what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it. By supporting scholars undertaking research on why people often fear the “other,” finding new tools to encourage discussion when we don’t agree, and elevating stories about people already bridging even the deepest divides, we can empower individuals to embrace differences as opportunities to learn, grow, and change the world for the better.

Sarah Ruger speaking on the Courageous Collaborations initiative

Courageous Collaborations: How to Overcome Difference and Division

Our society’s most pressing problems won’t be solved if we let our differences and divisions stop us.

Partnership Highlights

We are grateful to work alongside partners who come from differing perspectives but share the same goal: empowering people to engage with others different from them in an atmosphere of mutual understanding.

George Mason University’s Well-Being Lab to Study Ways to Improve Discourse

George Mason University's Well-Being Laboratory is engaging in research to find ways to improve open-minded discourse in a politically polarized world.

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New York University Launches New Center to Study How Information Flows Online

New York University's Center for Social Media and Politics will study the flow of information online to understand the impacts of digital technologies on an individual’s ability to engage in all aspects of society.

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The National Constitution Center’s Classroom Exchange Program Turns Students into Constitutional Scholars

The National Constitution Center's classroom exchange program brings the U.S. Constitution to life for middle and high school students across the country.

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