Iris Bohnet

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Professor of Public Policy / Director of Women and Public Policy Program
Harvard Kennedy School

Iris Bohnet is Professor of Public Policy and the director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.  She is also the co-chair of the Behavioral Insights Group (BIG) at the Center for Public Leadership at HKS, an associate director of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory and the faculty chair of the executive program Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century for the World Economic Forums Young Global Leaders. A behavioral economist combining insights from economics and psychology, her research focuses on questions of trust and decision-making, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Professor Bohnet teaches decision-making, negotiation, and gender in public policy and leadership in degree and executive programs, and has been engaged in the teaching, training, and consulting of private and public sector leaders in the United States, Europe, India, and the Middle East.