Raihan Alam ’23 is drawn to controversial conversations — and committed to making them meaningful. As a co-founder of the Douglass Dialogues program, he champions respectful dialogue among students and faculty on tough topics. As a social psychologist, he’s a published author on research examining the factors that contribute to hostility on social media. Listen to learn how Alam’s work is bolstering the Lehigh community and changing perspectives on how humans perceive and understand each other.
A Respectful Discourse Club Open to All: Eckardt Scholar Raihan Alam ’23 creates a group dedicated to addressing tough sociocultural and political issues
Published Research: “Tweeting Others with Respect: Historicist Thinking Can Reduce Blame and Hostile Retaliation to Nasty Communications from Partisan Opponents”
Photo Gallery: Raihan Alam ’23