Pre-Meeting Symposium 2022


Polarization, Partisanship, and Disinformation: What Is Higher Education’s Response?

Washington, DC - January 19, 2022

This event is only offered in-person. Separate registration and fee are required.

About the Symposium

Political polarization, partisanship, and disinformation are undermining democracy around the world. The symposium will provide opportunities for campus stakeholders to discuss how higher education should respond. 

  • How can higher education prepare students to be discerning consumers of information in the face of increasingly sophisticated campaigns to manipulate the truth and shape public opinion?
  • What types of curricular and cocurricular initiatives are most effective in helping students hone their information literacy and civic skills? 
  • How should the higher education community respond to anti-intellectualism and assaults on truth? 
  • How can higher education model and transmit the norms and values that enable civil discourse, fuel the pursuit of social justice, and sustain democracy?



JANUARY 19, 2022


All Times are Eastern


8:30– 9:00 a.m.


Opening Remarks


9:00 – 10:15 a.m.


Opening Panel

10:30 – 11:45 p.m.


Morning Concurrent Sessions




1:45pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions and Closing Remarks