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How (Neuro)scientists Can Fight for Strong Policies for Climate Action

Join us for a discussion with Daphna Shohamy, PhD, and Adam Aron, PhD, as they delve into Adam’s remarkable journey from neuroscience to climate change advocacy. In this engaging conversation, they will explore the intriguing interplay between climate advocacy and a career in neuroscience, dissecting the common threads and ways academics can shape policies in this critical domain.

The interview will explore the significance of impactful policy measures within academic institutions, local communities, and broader regions. Central to this exchange is the notion of “social mobilization,” what it means and how it can be utilized by scientists for climate change issues. Attendees will emerge with an understanding of effective strategies for scholarly advocacy and an understanding of how they can champion meaningful change. Early career scientists are especially encouraged to attend.

The event is part of the Zuckerman Institute’s National Postdoc Appreciation Week programming.

About the speakers:

Daphna Shohamy, PhD, is the Kavli Professor of Brain Science, Director and CEO of Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, and Codirector of Columbia’s Kavli Institute for Brain Science.

Adam Aron, PhD, is a Professor in the Psychology Department at UC San Diego. After a twenty year career in cognitive neuroscience with many publications, citations and grants, he switched to the climate crisis.


Sep 22 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)



Columbia University - the Jerome L. Greene Science Center


Columbia University - Zuckerman Institute
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