School of Social Science

Behavior Change as a Psychological Enterprise

Deborah Prentice
Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
February 25, 2009

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.

Justice, Culture, and Tradition - Session 5: The Just War Theory -- Moral and Legal Perspectives

Round Table
June 3, 2008

Session 5, Round Table: The Just War Theory -- Moral and Legal Perspectives
Joel Rosenthal, Carnegie Council, Chair
Haim Shapira, Bar-Ilan University
Yitzhak Benbaji, Bar-Ilan University
Michael Doyle , Columbia University
Jeff McMahan, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Brian Orend, University of Waterloo
Noam J. Zohar, Bar-Ilan University, Commentator

Justice, Culture, and Tradition: The Work of Michael Walzer

Institute for Advanced Study
June 2, 2008

Walzer portrait

The work of Michael Walzer, one of America's foremost political thinkers, was recognized at a three-day conference on the Institute campus.  Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, Walzer was celebrated for his contributions to the ethical and political philosophy of the twentieth century at the "Justice, Culture, and Tradition" conference.