Harry Gottlieb of Jackbox Games and Unify America Visits WSU

OGDEN, Utah - The community is invited to join a lively, interactive conversation with Weber State University President Brad Mortensen and Harry Nathan Gottlieb, founder of Unify America and CEO of Jackbox Games and Jellyvision, on Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m. The event titled “How Does a Game Designer Help Unify America?” is hosted by the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service. 

The discussion will cover multiple topics, including Gottlieb’s move from Jackbox Games to Unify America; healing the country’s divisions; toxic polarization; bridge building; and how the Weber State community can “bust bubbles” and take the Unify Challenge during October’s College Bowl.

“Learning to engage and communicate with those who don’t think the same as you is a critical skill that is becoming more and more essential,” said Devin Wiser, Walker Institute executive director. “That is why I’m thrilled to host Harry Gottlieb, who has been working on this important issue for many years.”

Those who participate in the Unify Challenge will be paired with an individual who holds a different viewpoint and they will be asked to engage in productive discussion. This challenge will include several schools throughout the country on Oct. 6, 7, 12, 19 and 25. 

Everyone is invited to the conversation, but the event includes a free lunch for those who register on this page.

For more information, contact the Walker Institute at walkerinstitute@weber.edu.

Visit weber.edu/wsutoday for more news about Weber State University.

About Unify America

Unify America was founded by Harry Nathan Gottlieb, CEO of Jackbox Games. In the summer of 2019, in a deeply polarized country, Gottlieb interviewed scores of Americans from all walks of life and discovered that Americans are far more united than one might think. Energized by knowing that we share many of the same goals, Unify America was launched in January of 2020 to reduce contempt, teach Americans to work together and build a diverse community to find ambitious solutions and solve our biggest problems.

Contact:

Leah Murray, professor of Political Science
801-626-6694 • lmurray@weber.edu

Author:

Gavin Perkins, Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service
801-626-6252 • walkerinstitute@weber.edu