Bob FrankRare Conversations with Robert Frank: Can Peer Pressure Solve Climate Change?

Thursday, August 13, 2020 • 2:00 PM ET


Behavioral science tells us that we take action when we see our friends and neighbors take action. So how can we use the power of social forces to tackle one of the greatest threats of our time: climate change? Join us for an interactive conversation with New York Times best-selling author and behavioral economist Robert Frank to discuss some of the key findings from his recent book, Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work.

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Robert Frank
Professor of Economics at Cornell University, economics columnist and New York Times best-selling author
Dr. Madhuri Karak
Community Engagement Lead, Center for Behavior & the Environment

Rare Conversations is a new virtual engagement series featuring conversations between Rare experts and special guests who are innovators in the field of conservation and behavior change. There will be opportunities to submit questions live during the event, however, feel free to submit yours in advance.

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Rare Conversations with Sarah Stein Greenberg: Innovating for Sustainability in an Uncertain Time

June 25, 2020


Uncertainty abounds. A global pandemic. International protests for social justice. The looming threat of climate change. Whether you are a civic leader, a philanthropist, a concerned parent, or simply a human, this moment requires us to “navigate ambiguity.” So, how do we harness ambiguity and use this uncertainty in our favor? How can we use behavioral tools to bring us from uncertainty to innovation? Join us for a short, interactive conversation to hear from one of the world’s leading design thinkers.

Featuring Sarah Stein Greenberg, Executive Director of Stanford’s d.school and Dr. Madhuri Karak, Community Engagement Lead for Rare’s BE.Center.

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