The Columbia University Seminars on
Innovation in Education
Ethics, Moral Education, and Society
Author of “Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool”
Monday, November 16, 2015, 79 PM
Faculty House, Columbia University
Please see location/directions below
Shame is a powerful emotion and a dangerous tool. But it can also lead to positive outcomes if used in the right way, at the right time. With examples from many different domains, from education to the workplace, from taxes to climate change, this talk challenges us to consider what it is exactly that makes us uncomfortable or supportive of certain shaming tactics and campaigns.

Bio: JENNIFER JACQUET is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at NYU and works on large-scale, transboundary cooperation issues, like overfishing, climate change, and the illegal wildlife trade.  She is author of Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool published by Pantheon in February 2015.
Dinner: To augment the fellowship among members, you are invited to join other members for dinner at Faculty House at 5:45 PM.  Dinner at Faculty House, a varied hot buffet (including wine), is $25, which must be paid for by check made out to Columbia University with “dinner” and seminar 585 or 511 noted in the memo line.  Checks will be collected by the Rapporteur at the beginning of the meal.  If you intend to join us for dinner you must let us know via email in advance, by Nov. 8.
Faculty House is located on Columbia University’s East Campus on Morningside Drive, north of 116th Street.  Enter Wien Courtyard through the gates on 116 Street between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive.  Walk toward the north end of the courtyard, then turn right towardMorningside Drive.  Faculty House will be the last building on the right.  Dinner is in the fourth floor dining room.  Look for a sign in the lobby that will indicate the meeting room.
This seminar is jointly sponsored by the Columbia University Seminars on Ethics, Moral Education, and Society and Innovation in Education.
    The seminar on Ethics, Moral Education, and Society (Michael Schulman, chair) brings together scholars from psychology, philosophy, sociology, political theory, education, religion and other disciplines to explore issues in ethics, moral education, moral development, moral motivation, moral decision making and related topics.  
    The seminar on Innovation in Education is co-chaired by Ronald Gross and Elizabeth Cohn, director of the Center for Health Innovation atAdelphi University. Founded in 1970, the Seminar explores the process of learning in individuals, organizations, and society throughout the lifespan and via major institutions.
Upcoming 2015-16 seminar dates: All Mondays — Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Mar. 21, April 11, May 16.
Columbia University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  University Seminar participants with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact the Office of Disability Services at 212-854-2388 or  Disability accommodations, including sign-language interpreters, are available on request.  Requests for accommodations must be made two weeks in advance.  On campus, seminar participants with disabilities should alert a Public Safety Officer that they need assistance accessing campus.
Michael Schulman, chair, Ethics, Moral Education, and Society,
Ron Gross, co-chair , Innovation in Education,