SPEAKING & PUBLIC WRITING

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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 ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as environmental concerns, I prefer to give talks remotely whenever possible (and have invested in home studio equipment to facilitate high-quality remote talks). If it is essential, then I will consider traveling for talks and workshops, but my strong preference is to speak remotely.

Public Writing

I also write analytic essays for general public audiences 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.


*Berry, Z., Lewis, N. A., Jr., & Sowden, W. J. (2021, September 21). Are You Too Loyal to Your Organization? Harvard Business Review. 

Matias, J. N., Lewis, N. A., Jr., & Hope, E. (2021, September 7). Universities Say They Want More Diverse Faculties. So Why Is Academia Still So White? FiveThirtyEight. 

Chomilo, N., Clinton, C., Guzman-Cottrill, J., & Lewis, N. A., Jr. (2021, August 26). How schools can protect our children and their future when reopeningBrown Center Chalkboard, The Brookings Institution.

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.