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Mining Minds for a Better World: Pioneers Talk about Environmental Social Science Research

In a meeting of minds, leaders in the field of environmental social science discuss what they have learned about turning their research into action. Join our panelists (listed below) as they reflect on their decades of work and the insights they have gained. What are the most promising methods for promoting pro-environmental behavior? How have things changed (or stayed the same) over the years? What should we study next? Our panelists discuss these and other important topics and, answer your questions.

  • Tom Dietz, Distinguished Professor and Founder of the Social and Environmental Research Institute, Michigan State University
  • Paul Stern, President, Social and Environmental Research Institute and Professor II, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Senior Program Officer (retired), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Robert Gifford, Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies, Founder of Environmental Psychology Program, University of Victoria
  • Elke Weber, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University