For our final conversation of the academic year, PHutures is hosting a Fireside chat with Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, globally recognized risk and behavioral scientist with expertise on climate change. Moderated by Environmental Engineering Grad student, Dylan Gaeta, tune in on July 8 at 12 noon ET to hear more about Dr. Chakraborty's extensive work, career and advocacy.
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•Dr. Chakraborty is a globally recognized risk and behavioral scientist and expert on global risks ranging from climate change to COVID-19. She is a trusted authority on proactive preparedness to mitigate against the impacts of climate change, motivated by the need for clear, credible, evidence-based communication.
•Sweta is the President of US Operations for We Don't Have Time, Partner at Pioneer Public Affairs, and the head of Top Tier Impact's Policy Action Unit. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food security and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet. She has worked in the private sector as Chief Scientist for a risk management-consulting firm, has taught at Columbia University as an adjunct professor, and is on the EcoHealth Alliance's Young Professionals Council.
•Sweta is a TEDx and SXSW speaker and is regularly interviewed on major, international news media outlets including CNN, the NYT, the BBC, Forbes, Fox News Channel, Sky News, CBS, and MSNBC to name a few. She has appeared on networks like Nickelodeon and Discovery+, where she was featured alongside Kamala Harris for an Earth Day 2021 special.
•Sweta has written extensively in peer-reviewed journals, is a book author from her time as a postdoc at Oxford University, and is currently working on her second book on adaptation to global risks. She has built her career around how to connect science, media and policy to change attitudes, empower audiences, and inspire action alongside celebrities like Questlove, Moby, and Joaquin Phoenix.
•Sweta is co-host of the live weekly radio show "Risky Behavior" on Eaton Radio as well as the host and producer of The Center for Climate and Security's "The Climate and Security Podcast." She is a 2019/2020 Millennium Fellow at The Atlantic Council, and serves on the boards of the Serendipity Foundation, America Adapts, and We Don't Have Time. Additionally she volunteers as an ambassador for organizations such as the B-STEM project, Dreamwakers, and Scientista to empower women and underrepresented groups to pursue careers in STEM.