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Longpath Labs' scholar council is composed of leading academics shaping Longpath's research questions and direction and serves as the networked backbone of our Longpath.Research unit headed by Dr. Kim Streeter.
David DeSteno

David DeSteno is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, where he directs the Social Emotions Group. He is the author of Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion and Pride. David is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association, for which he served as editor-in- chief of the journal Emotion. His work has been repeatedly funded by the National Science Foundation and has been regularly featured in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR's RadioLab and Mother Jones.

Hollie Russon Gilman

Hollie Russon Gilman is a civic innovation fellow at the New America Foundation. She served as the White House's Open Government and Innovation Advisor, as a founding researcher and organizer for the Open Society Foundation's Transparency and Accountability Initiative, and has worked as an advisor and consultant to numerous non-profits and foundations including the World Bank, Case Foundation, and Center for Global Development. She holds a Ph.D and M.A. from the Department of Government at Harvard University. 

Hal Hershfield

Hal Hershfield is an Associate Professor in the marketing and behavioral decision making areas at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. One of his most well known discoveries suggests that when people are confronted with their “future selves” they experience an emotional sense of connection that can influence long-term financial and ethical decision-making. He completed a post-doc at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and taught undergraduates at NYU Stern. He has been a consultant to Prudential Insurance Co.’s “Bring Your Challenges” campaign, American Greetings, Principal Financial Group, Morningstar, and others. 

Hahrie Han

Hahrie Han is the inaugural director of the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins. She was formerly the Anton Vonk Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in the study of civic and political participation, collective action, organizing, and social change. She has published three books: How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century, Groundbreakers: How Obama's 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America, and Moved to Action: Motivation, Participation, and Inequality in American Politics. Her award-winning work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and numerous other outlets. 

Jamil Zaki

Jamil Zaki is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. He received his BA from Boston University, his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and postdoctoral training at Harvard University. His research focuses on the cognitive and neural bases of social behavior, and in particular on how people understand each other's emotions (empathic accuracy), why they conform to each other (social influence), and why they choose to help each other (altruism).

Nina Mazar

Nina Mazar is a behavioral scientist, named one of "The 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 In The World" (Poets&Quants, 2014). She is also co-director of the Susilo Institute for Ethics at Boston University School of Business. Nina investigates how we think about products, money, investments, and morality, considering implications for welfare, development, and policy. Nina acted as the senior behavioral scientist of the World Bank’s behavioral insights team (eMBeD) in Washington DC, is the co-founder of BEworks, and co-originator of BEAR at the University of Toronto. She serves as advisor on boards of various government (e.g., of the Privy Council Office Innovation Hub for Behavioral Economics in Canada) and non-for-profit organizations (e.g., Irrational Labs in San Francisco, CA). 

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