In the Department of Communication, we study the ways that communication techniques and technologies shape who we are, how we govern ourselves, and what kinds of cultures we inhabit.

How We Became Bitter Political Enemies

“If you go back to the days of the Civil War, one can find cases in American political history where there was far more rancor and violence,” says Shanto Iyengar. “But in the modern era, there are no ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ — partisan animus is at an all-time high.”

51st Carlos Kelly McClatchy Symposium

“Under Threat: The Future of Foreign Correspondence” features NPR Foreign Editor William Dobson, BuzzFeed International News Editor Miriam Elder, and New York Times Foreign Editor Michael Slackman. Moderated by the Communication Department’s Janine Zacharia. Watch the video.

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  • Decepticon 2017: Truth, Trust, and Tech Aug 21 Paul Brest Hall

    The 2nd International Conference on Deceptive Behavior will be held at Stanford University from August 21st to 23. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners in the detection and prevention of deception.
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