Julia Dhar

Julia Dhar

Business Strategist, Champion Debater
Julia Dhar is a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group and is the founder of BeSmart, BCG’s behavioral economics and behavioral insights initiative. Julia’s mission is to enable leaders in government and the private sector to apply the science of behavior change across a range of social services and topics, including economic development, finance, education, criminal justice and welfare. Julia is the co-author of the forthcoming The Decision-Maker’s Playbook to be published by the Financial Times in 2019. Prior to BCG, Julia was Private Secretary to New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and worked at the UK Cabinet Office. Julia holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is passionate about building organizations and societies where people can be their best selves.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 01:45 PM|Wednesday, December 11, 2019 02:30 PM
Guest Keynote: Tough Conversations at Work: How to Disagree Productively and Find Common Ground

Some days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can't agree -- on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, Julia Dhar offers three techniques to reshape the way we talk to each other so we can start disagreeing productively and finding common ground -- over family dinners, during work meetings and in our national conversations.

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