This webinar will explore how we can use insights from behavioral science to advance methods of innovation in government and society. Its goals include:
- Map the current and emerging landscape of behavioral science in government
- Highlight breakthroughs in scaling and institutionalizing behavioral science in government
- Discuss case studies of the most common behavioral problems and solutions
- Highlight promising governmental innovations from behavioral science addressing poverty, health, data-smart cities, and economic opportunity
The concluding part of this webinar two-part series is about the broader role of behavioral science in innovation and design where speakers, Ted Robertson and Will Tucker-Ray will discuss case studies from ideas42’s behavioral design work with governments, including the mayoral offices of Chicago and New York (where ideas42 helped build the first city-based Behavioral Design Teams), and the Obama Administration’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST). A guest speaker, Matt Klein, executive director of the Center for Economic Opportunity in the New York City Mayor’s office, will also join. This webinar will be highly relevant to those working in government and social innovation, including program designers, policy makers, funders, impact investors, product managers, UX and design practitioners, as well as organizational leaders.
Register and you can view a recording on-demand three hours after each live event ends and anytime over the next twelve months.
Will Tucker-Ray is a managing director at ideas42, where he works on household finance, consumer protection, and anti-poverty projects. Born in his grandparents’ house in Iowa, Will grew up in Iowa City and Japan. A Truman scholar, he graduated with degrees in Africana studies and public policy & american institutions from Brown University, where he was a member of the President’s Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. He also received a master in public affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, with a certificate in science, technology, and environmental Policy. He has worked at the US Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget, as director of the Rhode Island Urban Debate League, in public health and information technology evaluation, at the Department of Justice, and on the 2008 Obama campaign in Iowa. Able to stumble through conversations and self-deprecating jokes in Japanese and Spanish, Will has been safety-certified in forklift, jackhammer, and chainsaw operation.
Managing Director, ideas42
Matthew Klein is the executive director of the Center for Economic Opportunity in the New York City Mayor's office. He oversees a portfolio of cross-agency initiatives focused on developing citywide measures for opportunity and equality, bringing effective anti-poverty approaches to scale, and using technology and data to enhance the delivery of social services. Matt previously served as the executive director of Blue Ridge Foundation New York, one of the country's first incubators of nonprofit organizations. While at Blue Ridge, Matt helped create and build 30 new social ventures that collectively grew to provide services to several hundred thousand clients each year with a combined budget of over $250 million. Matt, a graduate of Yale Law School, Yale College, and the Boston Public Schools, also serves as an adjunct professor at NYU's Stern School of Business where he has taught courses on social venture investing and nonprofit management.
Executive Director, Center for Economic Opportunity in the New York City Mayor's office
Ted Robertson is a managing director at ideas42. He works on the strategy and application of behavioral science to city and state government, civics engagement, and health care. He has extensive experience across government, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors transforming existing organizations as well as launching and scaling new ventures. Immediately before joining ideas42, he was a visiting scholar and fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in its civic innovation practice. At HKS, he focused on applied behavioral economics, the nation building process by Native American governments, and the civic technology and data smart government space. He holds a master in public affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School focused on digital management and transformation, creating innovation cultures, and business strategy.
Managing Director, ideas42
David V. Johnson
David V. Johnson is senior editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is a former philosophy professor turned journalist with more than a decade of experience as an editor and writer. Previously, he was senior opinion editor at Al Jazeera America, where he edited the op-ed section of the news channel’s website. Earlier in his career, he served as online editor at Boston Review and research editor at San Francisco magazine the year it won a National Magazine Award for general excellence. He has written for The New York Times, USA Today, The New Republic, Bookforum, Aeon, Dissent and The Baffler, among other publications. He has taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). David earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, a master’s degree in classics from Cambridge University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Berkeley, Calif.
Senior Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review