Lotem Bassan-Nygate is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of political science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 

Her interests lie in the intersection of international relations, comparative politics, and political psychology, with a regional focus on Israel. In her research, Bassan-Nygate studies when and how international pressure and condemnations effectively mobilize domestic public support for human rights, and when they backfire. She also studies ways to encourage empathetic behavior and reduce affective polarization. Her work has been published in Comparative Political Science, World Trade Review, and International Relations. She holds a B.A. (Cum Laude) and M.A. (Cum Laude) in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. 

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