Cass R. Sunstein

Harvard Law School


Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. From 2009 to 2012, he was administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School.

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APR 23, 2019 Podcast

How Change Happens, with Cass Sunstein

From the French Revolution to the Arab Spring to #MeToo, how does social change happen? In a book that was 25 years in the making, Cass ...

MAY 9, 2017 Podcast

#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

How is today's Internet driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism—and what can be done about it? Legal scholar Cass Sunstein shares the results ... 2.0

SEP 7, 2007 Podcast 2.0

The internet offers us unprecedented access to information. Yet it also allows us to block out diverse ideas, selecting only articles and blogs that reinforce ...

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SEP 11, 2003 Transcript

Why Societies Need Dissent

Based on research of group polarization, Cass Sunstein makes a convincing case that societies function better if they allow dissent.