Past Events

  • 2017 Mar 23

    (Waitlisted) RSVP Only: Caroline Webb, Author of "How to Have a Good Day"


    Nye B, C, Taubman Building (5th Floor), Harvard Kennedy School.
    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Join the Behavioral Insights Student Group and the Young Group Leaders Students for a talk with Caroline Webb, author of "How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life". Caroline is also CEO of Sevenshift, a firm that shows people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their working life. 

    Places are limited so please RSVP here:

    Refreshments will be served.

  • 2017 Mar 06

    BISG Diagnosing Behavioral Challenges Workshop with Robert Reynolds (ideas42) and Max Bazerman


    Cason Conference Room, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School.
    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Join the Behavioral Insights Student Group for a workshop with Robert Reynolds on ideas42's process for diagnosing behavioral challenges. In the workshop, students will work in teams to diagnose and design interventions for a behavioral challenge presented by Robert. Professor Max Bazerman will provide comments on students' diagnoses and designs. Robert, HKS MPP '15, is an Associate at ideas42 where he uses behavioral design to promote charitable giving.

    Light refreshments will be served.

  • 2017 Feb 27

    BISG Discussion with Mark Friedberg (RAND Corporation)


    Kresge G-2 (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Join the Behavioral Insights Student Group for a discussion with Mark Friedberg, a senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation and director of its Boston office. He is practice lead in payment models and health care delivery for RAND Health Advisory Services and a practicing general internist. His research focuses on performance improvement by health care providers, innovations in primary care, and methods for measuring health system quality and efficiency. Dr. Friedberg has developed and fielded surveys of patients, physicians, medical group leaders, and other clinical staff.

  • 2017 Feb 24

    Audacious Innovation: Crossing Sector Boundaries to Create a New World


    Darman Room
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Co-sponsored by the Social Innovation Studio

    Amy Edmondson,
    Professor, Harvard Business School and Author, Building the Future: Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation

    Constantine Kontokosta, Director of the NYU Urban Intelligence Lab; Deputy Director for Academics at the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP); Assistant Professor, NYU

  • 2017 Feb 16

    Benefit Corporations: Business as a force for good


    Nye A, Taubman Building, 5th floor
    11:45am to 12:45pm


    Join us in conversation with Bart Houlahan to understand what B Corp certification is, what it brings to an organization, and what challenges/limitations exist for it. This conversation is particularly relevant for students interested in launching social ventures.

  • 2017 Feb 15

    Open Q&A with Annie Donovan


    Social Innovation Studio, Belfer 102
    10:30am to 11:30am

    Bring your questions for a student-driven closed door conversation with Annie Donovan, Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. The CDFI Fund plays an important role in generating economic growth and opportunity in some of our nation’s most distressed communities. Annie has deep roots in community development, finance, and social innovation.