Organizers


SYON BHANOT

Syon Bhanot is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College, studying behavioral and public economics. His areas of research include pro-social behavior, environmental conservation behavior, development, and personal finance decisions. Syon has worked with startups, social enterprises, cities, and international organizations, including the World Bank, to apply the tools and methods of behavioral and experimental economics to solve real-world problems. (sbhanot1@swarthmore.edu)

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DAN HOPKINS

Dan Hopkins is currently an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication. He is a political scientist whose research centers on American politics, with a special emphasis on racial and ethnic politics, local politics, political behavior, and research methods. Before joining the University of Pennsylvania, he was a member of the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team. (danhop@sas.upenn.edu)

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EVAN NESTERAK

Evan Nesterak is the Co-founder of The Psych Report, a nonprofit online behavioral science news magazine. He is also a researcher in the Duckworth Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Evan graduated from Swarthmore College in 2009 where he studied psychology and statistics. (evan@thepsychreport.com)

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Susanne Schwarz

Susanne Schwarz is a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program, where her research focuses on rape culture in media coverage. She has also conducted research around issues of gender and development as a consultant for the World Bank and trainee at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit in Frankfurt, Germany. Her experience includes working with government agencies including the European Parliament and Delegation of the European Union in Washington, DC. She will begin her doctoral work in 2016 at the Department of Politics at Princeton University. (Susanne_Schwarz@hks.harvard.edu)

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