John Hibbing

John Hibbing is a professor of political science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the co-author of “Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences.” Hibbing claims our biological predispositions are responsible for a significant portion of the political and ideological conflict that we witness every day. In “Predisposed,” Hibbing presents evidence that people differ politically, not just because they grew up in different cultures or were presented with different information, but because people have diverse psychological, physiological, and genetic traits. Hibbing will discuss how these biological differences influence much of what makes people who they are, including their orientations to politics.