Overcoming Polarization With Controversy Modeling

Mon., Mar. 25, Apr. 8 & 22, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. (Class started Mar. 11.) Led by Terry Steichen. Register online, email ap@uucf.org or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services. Controversy modeling (CM) is a technique to address “wicked problems” (meaning resistant to resolution rather than evil). These are special problems for which it’s hard to define what a solution might be. Wicked problems usually involve multiple dimensions and multiple, competing stakeholders. CM helps users better understand complicated issues that swirl around us – abortion, climate change, gun violence, globalization, LGBTQ rights, health care, etc. The CM process eliminates any built-in bias and helps people […]