Co-Founder of Braver Angels and Professor, University of MN
Following the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Bill Doherty (PhD) co-founded Braver Angels, a citizen initiative to counteract political polarization and restore the fraying social fabric in American society. Among his awards is the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. He has authored 18 books, including "Soul Searching" and "Helping Couples on the Brink of Divorce."
Doherty is a professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota, where he directs two centers relevant to his conference presentation: The Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project, which develops ways to work with divorce ambivalence among couples considering divorce, and The Citizen Professional Center, which does community projects on divisive issues such as the relationship between police and the Black community.