Past Events

  • 2016 Sep 14

    BIG Experimental Pitch Innovation Competition: Introduction

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Taubman 275 (Harvard Kennedy School)

    Join BIG for the introduction to our Experimental Pitch Innovation Competition (EPIC), an opportunity for students from any school to learn about the nitty-gritty of running experiments and applying behavioral science to their own work. This session will introduce the program, overview the workshop and pitch competition, and discuss the "behavioral economics revolution" in government and business.

  • 2016 Sep 14

    BISG Lunch with Erez Yoeli (Program for Evolutionary Dynamics)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Darman Room

    Join the Behavioral Insights Student Group for a discussion with Erez Yoeli from the Harvard University Program on Evolutionary Dynamics, on "Strategies for Engaging People's Desire to Do Good." How can we get people to do more good? To contribute, volunteer, and conserve more, and to choose sustainable products? Erez will present a simple framework for understanding why people do good—but sometimes not enough of it.  Then, he'll use these insights to provide guidelines for more effective engagement, illustrated with real-world behavioral interventions.

  • 2016 Sep 13

    Lessons in Leadership: A Conversation with Harvard Men's Basketball Coach, Tommy Amaker

    9:00am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Darman Room

    Join us for a conversation with Tommy Amaker, the Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Basketball. Since taking over as head coach in 2007, Amaker has transformed the program into a powerhouse, with four NCAA tournament appearances and five Ivy League championships, as well as Harvard's first appearance in a major...

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  • 2016 Sep 09

    The Ethical Involvement of Patients in FDA Regulatory Evaluation of New Products (Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School)

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall 106, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street Boston, MA 02115

    This event is organized by the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School.

    There is a growing push to incorporate patient voices more directly at the FDA in decision-making about investigational drugs, but what are the optimal parameters of patients' contributions?

    • How should individual patient voices be weighed against the accumulated data about a drug? 
    • Can we better educate patients to equip them to engage in discussions about trial design, statistics, and evaluation? 
    • How should we consider financial relationships between patient...
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  • 2016 Sep 09

    CPL & Hauser Institute Opportunities Open House

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Darman Room, Center for Public Leadership

    Join us at CPL for a meet and greet and a chance to learn more about the many offerings of CPL and Hauser. Programs represented include the Behavioral Insights Group (BIG), the New World Social Enterprise Fellows Program (NWSEFP), the Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI) and the Kennedy School Negotiation Project (KSNP). You'll also hear more about student opportunities offered through CPL, including:

    • Leadership Development workshops
    • Study groups
    • Summer funding opportunities
    • Field learning experiences

    We hope to see you on...

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  • 2016 Sep 08

    Behavioral Insights Group Kick-Off Event

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Wiener Auditorium

    Join the Behavioral Insights Group for its annual kick-off event. Hear about curricular and co-curricular offerings from our staff and Behavioral Insights Student Group leaders, and about innovative research in diversity, public health, philanthropy, and education from Iris Bohnet (HKS), Maggie McConnell (HSPH), Mike Norton (HBS), and Todd Rogers (HKS). Drinks and refreshments will be served.

  • 2016 Aug 26

    Deadline to Apply to MLD 335Y, United Kingdom Immersive Field Course: Behavioral Insights

    (All day)

    Perhaps the most important practical development in the social sciences in the last 50 years has been the development of idea of creating an architecture for changing the environment to lead humans to better decisions through "nudges" (Thaler and Sunstein, 2008). The fields of behavioral economics and psychology have become integrated into governments through this work. Established in 2010 and directed by David Halpern, the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) was set up in the heart of the British Government to apply behavioral economics and psychology to policymaking. BIT works with a variety...

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  • 2016 Aug 26

    Deadline to Apply to MLD 255, Max Bazerman's Negotiation Intensive Course

    (All day)

    Managerial success requires the ability to negotiate. Whether you are forging an agreement with your suppliers, trying to ink a deal with potential customers, raising money from investors, managing a conflict inside your firm, or resolving a dispute that is headed towards litigation, your ability to negotiate will determine how well you perform.Because others do not have the same interests, perspectives, and values as you, negotiation skill is critical-professionally and personally. This course will enable you to become a more effective negotiator by enhancing your abilities to:

    •...

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  • 2016 Aug 18

    BIG Ideas Doctoral Workshop

    Thu - Fri, Aug 18 to Aug 19, 8:00am - 11:45am

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School

    BIG will host the fourth version of its annual doctoral workshop, co-sponsored by the Negotiation, Organizations, and Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. Applications are now closed.

  • 2016 Jun 06

    Behavioral Exchange 2016

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School

    Behavioral Exchange 2016, taking place on June 6-7, 2016 at Harvard University, is a conference for those who want to think about what's next in behavioral science and policy. We'll be talking about what we've learned from government policy to date; what's new and innovative in academic research; how we can collaborate and integrate across the two; and how we can answer some of the critical questions coming out of the field. This is a...

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