I was a panelist at the Behavioral Science for Global Good at Behavioral Insights Group (BIG) conference hosted by Harvard Business School (add link) / Harvard Kennedy School (add link). The goal of the panel was to offer insight into the ways in which behavioral science may need to change in the future in order to fulfill its stated mission to make a positive difference in the world—particularly on how to expand our focus beyond predominantly WEIRD researchers, WEIRD research topics, and WEIRD populations.
My fellow panelists included:
- Dolly Chugh, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at NYU
- Chaning Jang, CSO / VP of Research at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
- Shinobu Kitayama, Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology at University of Michigan
- Steven Roberts, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University
- Neela Saldanha, Senior Advisor at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics – who did a wonderful job chairing the discussion.