Past Events

  • 2016 Dec 08

    BISG Lunch with Jim Greiner (Harvard Law School)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Darman Room

    Join the Behavioral Insights Student Group for a lunch session with Jim Greiner, BIG Faculty Affiliate and Professor at Harvard Law School. Jim's research focuses on applying behavioral science to the law to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations and better allocate resources at pro-bono legal facilities. He will discuss two projects in depth: 1. The Intimate Partner Violence Triage Study, and 2. Rehabilitating Individuals in Financial Distress, after which there will be time for questions. Lunch will be served.

  • 2016 Nov 17

    BISG Lunch with Elisabeth Costa (Behavioural Insights Team)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 230, Room 2000

    Join the BISG for a lunch discussion with Lis Costa, Principal Advisor and Head of Consumers, Energy and Sustainability at the Behavioural Insights Team. Lis will discuss BIT's new Financial Capability Lab, whose goals are to generate new ideas that might tackle some of the most complex and difficult financial capability challenges facing people across the UK; to rapidly test these ideas, using qualitative methods and a new online experimentation platform developed by BIT called Predictiv; and to put forward recommendations for new interventions that can be piloted in 2017/18. We'll...

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  • 2016 Nov 15

    BISG Lunch with Flora Or (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

    12:30pm to 1:20pm

    Location: 

    FXB G-11 (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

    Join the Behavioral Insights Student Group for a discussion with Flora Or, a SD student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Flora's work focuses on identifying and understanding behaviors related to mood disorders, drawing upon insights from the fields of behavioral economics, engineering, and marketing.

  • 2016 Nov 14

    Career Panel: Behavioral Insights After Graduation

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Darman Room

    Join the Behavioral Insights Study Group for a career panel featuring representatives from the Behavioural Insights Team, ideas42, the Boston Consulting Group, and Google. Learn about how different organizations use behavioral insights in their work, what organizations are looking for when they hire, and how you can bring behavioral insights to a variety of context and fields.

  • 2016 Nov 14

    A Post-Election Forecast on Climate Change and the Environment with Trip Van Noppen

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Cason Room
    Trip Van Noppen, President of Earthjustice, the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization, will visit CPL for a conversation with Rand Wentworth, President Emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance and CPL's Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership. Earthjustice leverages their...
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  • 2016 Nov 09

    DATE CHANGE: BIG Experimental Pitch Innovation Competition: Analyzing Your Results

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Darman Room

    In this EPIC Workshop, we'll discuss what a hypothesis is and how you can test it, some (interesting!) statistics basics (including being aware of false positives and how to use power calculations), learning from well-designed experiments, and tips for running experiments in the lab and in the field.

  • 2016 Nov 07

    Creative Class: Gustavo Dudamel

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and Office for the Arts at Harvard present

    The Creative Class:
    Gustavo Dudamel
    In Conversation with Deborah Borda

    Gustavo Dudamel and Deborah Borda of the Los Angeles Philharmonic are widely credited with leading the most successful...

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  • 2016 Nov 07

    How To Run Experiments On Facebook To Gain Behavioral Insights

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    1 Brattle Square, Sixth Floor Seminar Room

    Facebook has over 1 billion users and an ad platform with the ability to target groups of those users in various ways that allow researchers to gain insights about the audiences they choose to target. This talk will help researchers understand how the advertising tools within Facebook can be used to set up and run studies on the implications of various communications on online and offline behavior. We'll learn how these studies can easily be incorporated into any advertising campaign with no extra expense - just a little planning.

    Speaker: Kevin Simonson has probably...

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  • 2016 Nov 04

    BISG and EPIC Lunch with Hyunjin Kim (Harvard Business School)

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Darman Room

    Join the Behavioral Insights Student Group and EPIC for a discussion with Hyunjin Kim, a doctoral candidate in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. Kim explores how the beliefs of individuals can drive strategic and cultural change within companies and generate superior performance, and collaborates with companies to apply behavioral insights within organizations and online marketplaces.

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