The Rice Theory: Manspreading and What Happened When China Randomly Assigned People to Farm Rice and Wheat
Monday, Oct. 16, 2023 (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM)
University of Chicago
Thomas Talhelm is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He researches the agricultural roots of cultural differences and how people (researchers!) get collectivism wrong. Thomas has lived in China for seven years as a Princeton in Asia Fellow, a freelance journalist, and a Fulbright scholar. When he should have been writing his dissertation, he founded a social enterprise called Smart Air, which makes low-cost, open-data-backed air purifiers to help people in China and India protect themselves from air pollution.