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Baruch Fischhoff

Howard Heinz University Professor, Department of Engineering & Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
Participates in 2 items
Baruch Fischhoff is Howard Heinz University Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy and Institute for Politics and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). A graduate of the Detroit Public Schools, he holds a BS (mathematics, psychology) from Wayne State University and a PhD (psychology) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. He is past President of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and the Society for Risk Analysis. He has chaired the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee and been a member of the Eugene (Oregon) Commission on the Rights of Women, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee and the Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Board, where he chaired the Homeland Security Advisory Committee. His books include Acceptable Risk, Risk: A Very Short Introduction, and Counting Civilian Casualties.

Sessions in which Baruch Fischhoff participates

Thursday 27 May, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:30 AM
9:30 AM EDT - 10:45 AM EDT | 1 hour 15 minutes

The behavioral sciences were in at the beginning of the systematic study of climate change. However, for the ensuing quarter century, they largely faded from view, during which time public discourse and policy evolved without them. That disengagement, and the recent reengagement, suggest lessons for the future role of the behavioral sciences in climate science and policy. Looking forward, the greatest promise lies in projects that make behavioral science integral to climate science by (a) tra...