19 Mar 2015
American environmentalist Jennifer Jacquet visits Second Home from New York University to present the themes of her prolific new book, Is Shame Necessary?, exploring how even the prospect of shame can be a powerful social corrective.
Jennifer Jacquet is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. She works at the intersection of conservation and cooperation, focusing on the human dimensions of large-scale social dilemmas, such as overfishing and climate change. She formerly wrote the guilty planet blog at Scientific American, contributes to Edge.org, and conceived of the modernized shame totem pole for a presentation in 2011 at the Serpentine Gallery.