More in Common works on both short and longer term initiatives to address the underlying drivers of fracturing and polarisation, and build more united, resilient and inclusive societies.
Our work starts with building a strong evidence base through our research. We regularly publish original insights from this work and our research has been covered in hundreds of media articles across our four countries. We develop communication strategies that can unite people across the lines of division and strengthen people’s sense of belonging and identity.
We also develop and test on-the-ground initiatives to counter polarisation and ‘othering’ of groups in our society, and build bridges across dividing lines. We work with large institutional partners such as civil society organizations, faith groups, environmental groups, employers and unions to test and scale the most effective initiatives, aiming to reach large numbers of people and achieve systemic impact.
Beyond our own initiatives, we are committed to help build the field of efforts to counter polarisation and ‘us versus them’ divisions. We are joining with others in helping to define, inform and catalyze impact across this ecosystem.
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Míriam Juan-Torres: Míriam is the Global Research Coordinator at More in Common. A multidisciplinary researcher, Míriam has conducted field studies in West Africa and worked for UNHCR in Ghana and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia. Míriam is also a licensed lawyer in Spain, where she worked in public law for the firm Baker & McKenzie. Míriam graduated with a masters degree in Global Affairs from the Jackson Institute at Yale University and a degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Míriam’s aim is to bridge the gap between research and academia, policy, and implementation.
Tim Dixon: Tim co-founded More in Common in 2017. He is a social entrepreneur who has started businesses and nonprofits in the US, the UK and Australia, where he was born. He has been a senior economic adviser and chief speechwriter to two Prime Ministers. Prior to that, he worked as a technology sector lawyer for law firm Baker & McKenzie from 1999 to 2004, and built a leading educational publishing business that was acquired by Pearson Australia in 2004. He has lived and worked between New York and London for the past decade, co-founding social change agency Purpose Europe in 2013 and helping to start social movement organizations around the issue of modern day slavery, the Syrian crisis, the Colombian peace process, economic inequality, gun control and civic participation. Tim serves on the boards of organizations in the US, UK and Australia.
Arisa Kimaram: Arisa is a Research Analyst for More in Common. She has been project manager and research analyst for the Britain’s Choice project. She joined More in Common after completing a Master’s Degree in Transnational Studies at UCL, with a dissertation focusing on the relationship between right-wing populism and gender in the UK and France. She has worked on several of More in Common’s research studies in the US and Europe since 2018.