Alison (Ali) Goldsworthy is CEO of The Depolarization Project and an advisor to the Conflict and Polarization Lab at Stanford. Ali has spent over twenty years active in politics and campaigning. She led the team at Which? that built the fastest-growing campaigning organisation in the UK and was deputy chair of the Liberal Democrats while the party was in coalition government. Ali is vice chair of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust and sits on the board at openDemocracy. Born and brought up in South Wales she moved to the US in 2017 to become a Sloan Fellow at Stanford. Ali continues to live in California but returns to the UK frequently, where she is a senior research associate to the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College, Cambridge. A frequent media pundit, Ali co-hosts the Changed My Mind podcast and has written for The Telegraph, The Times, New Statesman and Financial Times.
Her debut non-fiction book, 'Poles Apart', written with Laura Osborne and Alexandra Chesterfield, was published in 2021.
Published in: Home: OpinionThe age of Trump is over. Now the US must tackle its polarisation
In the past 20 years, hostility – fomented in a dislike and distrust of different groups – has dramatically...
Published in: Home: OpinionIf Biden wants to heal US divisions, he’ll have to start with his own side
Everything points to polarisation getting worse. The good news is that we understand why it happens – and how we can...
Published in: openDemocracyUKWe owe our lives to COVID-19 key workers – how should we pay them back?
A collection of essays looks ahead to the policies that could repay that debt – but finds precious little light in...
Published in: TransformationSix ‘solutions’ that won’t fix polarization
There are no quick, scalable or easy answers to the deepening fault-lines in politics.