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Behavioral Science, AI, and Public Policy

March 28, 2024
Harvard Kennedy School, Wexner Building 434AB (4th floor)
Join the Behavioral Insights Student Group (BISG) for a panel discussion with three Harvard professors on the intersections of behavioral science and some of the pressing public policy issues of our time.

The Behavioral Insights Student Group (BISG) is excited to host a panel event with Professors Todd Rogers, Iris Bohnet, and Michael Hiscox to discuss the world of behavioral science and public policy. They will be discussing the future of behavioral insights (BI), the intersection of BI, AI and technology, ethical considerations, and career advice for those interested in the field.

Food will be providedThis event is open to all students and staff at Harvard University.


Todd Rogers: Todd Rogers is Professor of Public Policy at HKS. He is a behavioral scientist who studies how to better communicate with families, students, consumers, employees, and voters. Todd has co-founded two social enterprises: the Analyst Institute, which uses behavioral science to improve voter communications, and EveryDay Labs, which helps school districts reduce student absenteeism by communicating more effectively with families. At Harvard, Todd has won teaching awards every year for the past decade. His course, The Science of Behavior Change, is consistently among the most popular courses at HKS.

Iris Bohnet: Iris Bohnet is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and the co-director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School. She is a behavioral economist, combining insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making in organizations and society, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Iris is the author of the award-winning book What Works: Gender Equality by Design and advises governments and companies on the topic around the world. She was appointed to the Gender Equality Advisory Council of the G7 in 2021 and served as academic dean of Harvard Kennedy School for six years.

Michael Hiscox: Michael J. Hiscox is the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government, Harvard University. At Harvard he is the Founding Director of the Sustainability, Transparency, Accountability Research (STAR) Lab. He is also a faculty associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Harvard University Center for the Environment. While on leave from Harvard between 2015 and 2017, Professor Hiscox was the founding Director of the Behavioural Economics Team (BETA) in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government. He continues to serve as an adviser to BETA. His research has examined international trade and immigration policy, economic development, global supply chains, corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives, and policies addressing economic, social, and public health issues in several countries. He has written two books and numerous articles for leading scholarly journals.

This is a student-organized event co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.