Cass Sunstein’s Master Class
Interesting “Master Class” by Sunstein and his wife at 92Y;
In this online master class, created exclusively for 92Y, Sunstein focuses on the crucial role of social norms, both new and historical — and on their frequent collapse — and applies these to the current moment. Sunstein is joined by Samantha Power, former US ambassador to the United Nations and cabinet member of the Obama White House, to explore how rapid change can take hold in societies, and how individuals citizens can make a difference. When norms lead people to silence themselves, even an unpopular status quo can persist. Then one day, someone challenges the norm―a child who exclaims that the emperor has no clothes; a woman who says “me too” and long-standing practices fall.