Symposium - "Behavioral Ethics: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives" Featuring Peter Singer


Friday, October 21, 2016 (All day)


Spangler Auditorium, Harvard Business School


Organizers: Max Bazerman and Joshua Greene

Sponsors: Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard Business School, Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School

This symposium will integrate psychology and philosophy to explore a goal state for ethical behavior, why we fail to achieve that goal state, and what society can do create more ethical behavior.

Event Participant Bios

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Danielle Allen and Max Bazerman

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.           
What does the greatest good look like in contemporary society?
Peter Singer, "What is the Most Good We Can Do?"

Joshua Greene, "Human Morality: Features and Bugs"

Steven Pinker, “Measuring and Defining Progress”

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.             
Lunch Break

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.               
Why don’t we get there?
Mahzarin Banaji, "The Difficulty with Discretion"

Fiery Cushman, “Is Non-Consequentialism a Feature or a Bug?”

Michael Norton, "Spreading the Wealth (and Health): Evidence for a Universal Desire for Greater Equality"

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
What can be done to change behavior (nudging and beyond)?
Francesca Gino, “To Do or Not To Do: Motivating Ethical Behavior”

Iris Bohnet, "Gender Equality by Design"

Max Bazerman, "Prescriptions for Creating Greater Good"

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.               
Closing Statement
Max Bazerman

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

See also: Ethics