A Solvable Conspiracy? Policy and Interpersonal Options for Reducing QAnon and Authoritarian Beliefs
January 27, 2022 from 7 to 8:30 pm Zoom

Dr. Brandon Chapman

What are effective techniques individuals can utilize when discussing issues regarding politics and government with those that hold extremist Nationalist and authoritarian beliefs about such topics? Are there federal and state policies or practical possibilities for laws that can help decrease these forms of political extremism? Dr. Brandon M. Chapman (Instructor and Department Chair of Anthropology and Sociology, RCBC) will be addressing these questions and discussing methods shown to be relatively effective in recent studies on how to decrease politically extreme opinions among individuals and evidence from his own fieldwork with Republican voters that provide insight into these issues.

Dr. Chapman is a Cultural Anthropologist specializing in local and traditional knowledge, political and economic ethnography, political values and Cognitive Anthropology. He has done fieldwork in Russia, parts of the CIS and Eurasia, Arctic and sub-Arctic Alaska, Trindad/Tobago, Peru and Ecuador and has been published in several journals and popular science magazines.

This lecture and discussion is hosted by Temple Sinai of Cinnaminson, NJ. It is organized by their Social Action Committee and a part of their ongoing speakers series. This particular event is the third of a three-part series spanning the 2021-2022 academic year in which Dr. Chapman will speak with Temple Sinai about his current research on the political opinions and beliefs of U.S. Nationalist voters.