Why are we trapped in conflict, and how do we get out?

Portrait of Amanda Ripley, next to her book "High Conflict"
Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
November 2, 2022 - 12:00 pm CDT
- 1:30 pm
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Conversation with author Amanda Ripley and Krista Tippett, host of On Being podcast.

Hateful conflict permeates our politics and, too often, our private lives. It affects our ability to think clearly and consumes our time and energy.

Amanda Ripley’s groundbreaking journalism and books are being taken up by citizens and legislators to chart a new way forward. In this conversation with the award-winning Krista Tippett - a collaboration between On Being and the Humphrey School’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance - they explore why we get trapped in conflicts and how we can break the spiral.

The presentation will be followed by an audience conversation. The event is free and open to the public in person and via Zoom.


Amanda Ripley is a New York Times bestselling author, an investigative journalist and the co-founder of Good Conflict, LLC. Her books include High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, and The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why. She writes for the Atlantic, The Washington Post, Politico and other outlets, and she hosts the weekly Slate podcast How To! Previously, Ripley spent a decade writing about human behavior for Time magazine in New York, Washington, and Paris.


Krista Tippett is a Peabody-award winning broadcaster, National Humanities Medalist, and New York Times bestselling author. She hosts the On Being podcast and leads The On Being Project, a non-profit media and public life initiative that pursues deep thinking and moral imagination, social courage and joy, towards the renewal of inner life, outer life, and life together. Krista grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, attended Brown University, worked as a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin, and later received a Master of Divinity from Yale University. She was awarded a National Humanities Medal from President Obama. Her most recent book is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.

Contact Info
This event is hosted by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. If you have questions or need to request accommodations for this event, please email [email protected].