Fusing Facts and Feelings to Motivate Action on Climate Change

Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 12:15 pm
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Open to the public with rsvp to ccrosby@princeton.edu
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Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy
Princeton Environmental Institute

Shahzeen Attari’s research focuses on people's judgments and decisions about climate change and resource use. She has investigated how people think about energy and water use, how people conceptualize the water system, and is currently studying how to use stories to fuse facts and feelings to motivate action on climate change. She is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and an Associate Professor at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Bloomington. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Earth Institute and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University. She holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Physics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You can find out more here: www.szattari.com