Professor Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, PON Executive Committee Member
Please join Professor Bohnet for a discussion on the longstanding question: “Is there a real difference between genders?” She will address the question within the context of negotiation, using empirical data from her own research.
Professor Iris Bohnet teaches negotiation and behavioral decision analysis at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is the Faculty Chair of Women and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School and is Vice-Chair for Research on PON’s Executive Committee.
Professor Bohnet’s research builds on insights from economics and psychology to better understand how institutions affect men’s and women’s behavior in policy, management and negotiation across the world and provide prescriptive advice on how to change institutions to achieve desired outcomes. She is particularly interested in exploring why and under which conditions people trust and cooperate with each other. A behavioral economist, Professor Bohnet mainly uses experimental methods in her research, which she conducts in various parts of the world. Better understanding heterogeneity in motivation and behavior, particularly as it pertains to gender and culture, is an integral part of her research. Professor Bohnet teaches negotiation and behavioral decision analysis at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Bring your lunch — drinks and dessert provided.