Solving societal problems involves changing people’s behavior – inducing them to drink less, exercise more, turn down the heat, stay in school, and so on. Interventions designed to change these behaviors have met with limited success. School of Social Science Visiting Professor Deborah Prentice discusses how a closer look at interventions and their affect on people’s thoughts, feelings, and motivations reveals why some succeed and others fail, and she also suggests strategies for improving these outcomes.
Simonyi Hall Seminar Room
A five day workshop focusing on the theory of nonlinear PDEs and their applications to problems in geometry. Topics include conformal geometry, mass transportation, and free boundary problems.