About Us

About Us

About Us

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Americans discovered that they were more deeply divided than they had realized. Rising cross-partisan hatred has been intensifying an “us versus them” attitude that motivates people to accept the worst possible version of the other side’s beliefs, and the most flattering version of their own. These visions are distorted and counterproductive, particularly in universities where the clash of ideas could be so conducive to learning and growth. OpenMind was developed to address these challenges.

OpenMind is an interactive, psychology-based platform designed to foster intellectual humility, empathy, and mutual understanding across a variety of differences. OpenMind equips people with skills and a shared language to overcome their differences and work together to solve their collective problems. OpenMind provides a set of tools that universities, organizations, and corporations can use to depolarize their communities.

OpenMind began as a project of the New York University Stern School of Business. In January 2019, OpenMind spun out of NYU-Stern to become an independent non-profit organization.

Strategic Plan
At OpenMind, we are embarking on an ambitious 3-year strategy to prepare the next generation for democratic citizenship by spreading the practices of constructive dialogue, intellectual humility, and pluralism across our nation’s education systems. Read our strategic plan to learn more about where we came from, where we’re headed, and the road we’ve laid out to reach our goals.

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