Cass Sunstein: Unanticipated Social Movements and #MeToo
- Start date
Tuesday 4 Jun 2019, 13:00
- End date
Tuesday 4 Jun 2019, 14:30
- Erasmus Pavilion
Renowned Harvard professor Cass Sunstein on the different ways that social change happens, from unleashing to nudging to social cascades.
Why do sudden social movements happen? Why are they sometimes so difficult to anticipate? And can you predict a revolution? Cass Sunstein, Harvard Professor and co-author of the worldwide bestseller Nudge, will shed his light on the crucial role of social norms and their frequent collapse, with the #MeToo movement as point of departure. Talking about hidden preferences and the revision or weakening of social norms, Sunstein analyses when and how social movements become successful or not.
The program will be moderated by dr. Pieter Desmet (Associate Professor of Behavioural Law and Economics). After the lecture, there will be ample room for discussion.
Cass R. Sunstein is currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. From 2009 to 2012, he was Obama’s Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. This April, his new book ‘How Change Happens’ was released.