Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist whose work is motivated by the need for clear, credible, evidence-based communication to urgently and proactively manage the risks that threaten human security and well-being. She is the U.S. Representative for “We Don’t Have Time,” the Sweden-based tech start-up that launched Greta Thunberg to viral global renown. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food security and disease, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.
Sweta co-hosts the live weekly radio show “Risky Behavior” on Eaton Radio and is the host and producer of The Center for Climate and Security’s “The Climate and Security Podcast.”
Sweta serves on the board of the Serendipity Foundation, where she funds global non-profits, as well as the boards for America Adapts and We Don’t Have Time. Sweta is a former civil justice systems program associate at Oxford University’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS) and an adjunct professor of decision science at Columbia University. She most recently served as the Associate Director for the Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP). Prior to joining the ISGP, Sweta served as the chief behavioral scientist at Lootok Ltd., a risk management-consulting firm.
Sweta is regularly interviewed on major, international news media outlets including CNN, the BBC, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, CBSN, Sky News, CGTN, NZTV, i24, OAN, MSNBC, ABC, and Newsmax to name a few. She has written extensively in peer-reviewed journals, is co-author of the book “Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Safety: A Study in Public and Private Regulation,” (Hart Publishing) and is currently working on her second book on how unfounded public panic impedes human progress.