Melinda Burrell

Melinda Burrell, PhD is a humanitarian aid worker who studies polarization and trains on the neuroscience of communication and conflict. She is on the board of the National Association for Community Mediation, which offers resources on cross-divide engagement.

Creating Community, One Conversation at a Time

Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud? How Kindness Makes Us All Stronger

Can Elections Heal Rather Than Divide?

Can Political Foes Be Personal Friends? A GOP and a Dem County Chair Test a Theory

Listening with Love: Father/Daughter Talks Across the Political Divide

Golden Rule Week is Coming! Are You Ready to Join?

Trouble in town? Send in the Maroon People!

You Had Me Healthy at Hello: How Holiday Cheer Benefits All of Us

What’s in a Speech? Rebuilding a Welcoming Political Culture

Helping Create Peace at the Polls

Your Brain on Elections

Can Kindness Curb Conflict? The Science of the Smile

Is Curiosity the New Form of Patriotism?

Remember When it Wasn’t Normal to Punch Flight Attendants?

21st Century Citizenship: Four Civic Skills We Need to Keep our Democracy

Is Our Democracy at Risk? Actions We All Can Take to Protect it

Why Would I Talk to Them?

What Have You Done For Me Lately? Using Elections to Rebuild Trust

Conflict Dynamics

Neuroscience Tips for Navigating Uncertain Times

Finding our Inner Ukrainian

Lessons from a War-torn Garden