Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Conference

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Conference, Dec. 5th, 2018 New Orleans

Organized and presented as part of a roundtable titled: Food Innovations: Communication and Regulation for Commercial Viability

“Cognitive Behavioral Science Insights and the Future of Risk Management” NYU Web Forum, November 14, 2017

On November 14, 2017, Sweta Chakraborty, Ph.D., former Associate Director at the Institute on Science for Global Policy led a discussion titled Cognitive Behavioral Science Insights and the Future of Risk Management. Among the topics included were: new challenges and the new risk normal, public perceptions of risk, and the role of cognitive behavioral science in informing risk communication. You can read a summary of the web forum here. You can listen to the web forum recording here.

Tufts University, Guest Lecturer, July 31, 2017

“Genetic Engineering and the Future of Food”

Dr. Chakraborty powerfully engaged our class as she presented key debates related to the regulation of food in the US. Her extensive background and experience in cognitive behavioral science and risk-benefit perceptions successfully brought a lot of useful realism and practical thinking into our class discussions. She has an amazing ability to connect with her audience – maintain that connection for the duration of her presentation – all whilst encouraging a healthy class debate.
-Liat Racin, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Tufts University

The City University of New York (CUNY), Guest Speaker, July 31st, 2017

Topic: “Behavioral Science and the Future of Risk Management”

“Dr. Chakraborty’s presentation was informative and insightful, and it inspired seasoned professionals to rethink prior notions about hazard and risk.  To get pragmatic, hand-on risk managers to consider the cognitive underpinnings of their work is no small feat, and Dr. Chakraborty managed to do it with aplomb.”

-Howard N. Apsan, Ph.D.

University Director
Office of Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management