Charity is Contagious: How Corporate Philanthropy Spreads

Characteristics of our social networks ripple outward and affect us in extraordinary and unlikely ways. Our attitude towards charity is affected by the people who surround us. The more that philanthropy is ingrained within our social networks, the more it will ripple outward and spread.  It’s contagious. Read more:

Five Minutes with Nicholas A. Christakis: “Discovery is greatly facilitated by methodological innovation.”

Nicholas Christakis discusses his thoughts on the frontiers in interdisciplinary research, the need for social science departmental re-shuffles, and the radical changes shaping social science’s relevance today.

The London School of Economics and Political Science: The Impact Blog, October 14, 2014

A New Kind of Social Science for the 21st century

A Conversation with Nicholas Christakis. In the 21st century, the social sciences offer equal promise for improving human welfare. The advances that we have made and will be making, especially in understanding human behavior and its very deep origins, will be translated into interventions of diverse sorts that will have a much bigger impact in terms of improving human welfare than many of the prior examples that I gave. External link: