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Public Speaking

I frequently give academic and public audience talks, as well as talks to governments and intergovernmental organizations, non-profits, and other organizations interested in using social and behavioral science research to improve social and organizational outcomes. To schedule a talk, please send me an email at nlewisjr@cornell.edu.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I will not be traveling to give talks in-person for the foreseeable future (i.e., until the COVID-19 vaccines are widely available and the majority of people are vaccinated). Until then, I am open to giving talks remotely, and have home studio equipment for that purpose.

Public Writing

I also write essays and op-eds for the general public in which I use behavioral science, intervention science, and meta-science insights to analyze contemporary issues in society, and when appropriate, suggest ways to apply those insights to social problems. Links to those essays are below.

Lewis, N. A., Jr. (2021, June 17). Why Many Americans Can’t See the Wealth Gap Between White and Black AmericaFiveThirtyEight.

Lewis, N. A., Jr. (2021, March 29). COVID-19 Reminded Us of Just How Unequal America IsFiveThirtyEight.

Martin, C., Koerth, M., Rothschild, A., & Lewis, N. A., Jr. (2021, March 10). How to convince people the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is as good as the othersFiveThirtyEight.

Lewis, N. A., Jr., TIME’S UP Health Care Leaders, & TIME’s UP Impact Lab. (2021, February 25). Vaccines are essential for essential STARS. Employers can helpOpportunity@Work.

Lewis, N. A., Jr. (2020, September 14). Why Coming Up With Effective Interventions to Address COVID-19 is So HardFiveThirtyEight.

Lewis, N. A., Jr. (2020, May 1). How many (and whose) lives would you bet on your theory? The Hardest Science.

Lewis, N. A., Jr. (2019, September 12). On ‘light-touches’ and ‘heavy-hands’: 2 strategies to tackle educational inequities. Brown Center Chalkboard, The Brookings Institution.

Jefferson, H., & Lewis, N. A., Jr. (2018, April 23). Starbucks won’t have any idea whether its diversity training works. The Washington Post.

Oyserman, D., & Lewis, N. A., Jr. (2017, June 12). Can People ‘Like Me’ Go to College? Inequality and Dreams of Higher Ed. The Conversation.