Alison Goldsworthy

Alison (Ali) Goldsworthy

President of Accord

Ali is a world-leading expert in the science of polarisation and its effects. She leads our specialist leadership consultancy, Accord – a joint-venture with Influence At Work.

Ali is a Sloan Fellow at Stanford, and co-created its first depolarization course. The concepts from that course led to the acclaimed book Poles Apart, which Ali co-authored. She continues to advise Stanford’s Conflict and Polarization Lab and is a Senior Research Associate and Lecturer at The Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge.

Ali has written for the Telegraph, Independent, New Statesman, The Times and Financial Times and fronts the occasional BBC Radio Show.

Ali has worked as a political adviser and campaigner for more than twenty years. A former Deputy Chair of the Liberal Democrats, at Which? she led the team that built the world’s fastest growing consumer movement.

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