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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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Find out how stories can be harnessed to motivate action on climate change.

Shahzeen Attari explores how people think about energy use and climate change using methods engineering, public policy, and psychology. Her research spans systems thinking, and the factors that influence our perceptions of natural resources. Hear how stories can be harnessed to motivate action on climate change.

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About the Speaker

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Shahzeen Attari’s research focuses on people's judgments and decisions about resource use and systems. She has investigated how people think about energy and water use, and how people conceptualize water systems. She 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 Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her website: www.szattari.com

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