Rare Conversations is a virtual engagement series featuring a live, engaging conversation between Rare staff 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.


Past Rare Conversations

Rare Conversations with Julie Packard
The Ocean-Climate Connection


Rare Conversations with Julie Packard: The Ocean-Climate Connection

October 8, 2020 

Climate change is here. It’s the wildfires from Australia, the Amazon, and America’s west coast. It’s the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and heatwaves in Siberia. And it’s the warming of our ocean, so critical to lives and livelihoods around the world. So, what does climate change mean for life in the ocean? What does it mean for vulnerable coastal communities – in the U.S. and around the world? And what can we do to help?

Join us for an interactive conversation with ocean advocate and philanthropist Julie Packard, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Rare Philippines VP Rocky Sanchez Tirona as they discuss the ocean-climate connection, and how a healthy ocean is a critical piece of the climate puzzle.

Rare Conversations with Robert Frank
Can Peer Pressure Solve Climate Change?

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

August 13, 2020

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

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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