Alice Siu

Alice Siu

  • Senior Research Scholar
  • Associate Director, Deliberative Democracy Lab

Encina Hall, E103
616 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305

Biography

Siu received her Ph.D. from the Department of Communication at Stanford University, with a focus in political communication, deliberative democracy, and public opinion, and her B.A. degrees in Economics and Public Policy and M.A. degree in Political Science, also from Stanford.

Siu has advised policymakers and political leaders around the world, at various levels of government, including leaders in China, Brazil, and Argentina. Her research interests in deliberative democracy include what happens inside deliberation, such as examining the effects of socio-economic class in deliberation, the quality of deliberation, and the quality of arguments in deliberation.

publications

Journal Articles
February 2024

Can Deliberation Have Lasting Effects?

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Journal Articles
December 2023

How College Students Can Depolarize: Evidence for Political Moderation Within Homogeneous Groups

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Journal Articles
July 2021

Is Deliberation an Antidote to Extreme Partisan Polarization? Reflections on “America in One Room”

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In The News

Alice Siu delivers a TEDxStanford talk
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Deliberative Polling: A Path to Bridging Divides

In a TEDxStanford talk, Alice Siu discusses how applying and spreading deliberative democracy can better engage us all in our shared public problems.
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America in One Room
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Stanford students help bridge political divides

In a 2019 Sophomore College course, students traveled to Dallas, Texas, where they helped staff a landmark experiment that brought together more than 500 registered voters who represent the political, cultural and demographic diversity of America in one room.
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2023 Nobel Prize Summit
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Deliberative Democracy Lab to Demonstrate Deliberative Polling® Method at the 2023 Nobel Prize Summit

On May 25, CDDRL’s Deliberative Democracy Lab (DDL), in partnership with the Nobel Prize Summit, will run an exercise in large-scale group deliberation on the subject of online misinformation and polarization and what to do about it. This demonstration will help develop the capacity to democratically vet policy proposals concerning the information landscape.
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