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