Press and presentations

One of the best parts of my job includes writing articles and giving presentations about how social norms and behavioural change can inform better understandings and solutions to real-world industry and policy challenges.

My press articles and interviews have been published in some of the major outlets in Lithuania (and some in Colombia), and I have given presentations in several countries including Colombia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Finland, Spain, Argentina, Lebanon, South Africa, Japan and Thailand.


My latest press articles and interviews:

10 insights and tips to reduce the psychological impact of the quarantine in Lithuania (article for the news web portal, January 2021).

Paulius Yamin: How I went through bullying in school and how to deal with the problem (in Lithuanian – article for the news web portal, August 2020).

Bullying can increase during the quarantine (in Spanish  – online interview with David Luna for AlCentro Think-Tank Colombia, April 2020).

5 tips to inspire people to change their behavior (in Lithuanian – article for Verslo Žinios Business News Lithuania newspaper, April 2020).

Other press articles and interviews include:


My latest presentations:

Narratives, social norms, and behavioral change: A Study of the Civic Culture Interventions of AntanasMockus in Colombia (Internal Seminar of the Paris Institute for Advanced Study, France, 2023).

Transforming behaviors and social norms and social norms in the justice sector: a practical guide (Behavioral sciences, a necessity for the approach to justice seminar, USAID Colombia, 2022).

Norms and behaviors around adoption of health insurance among domestic workers in Guatemala (United Nation’s Behavioural Science Week, 2022).

Social Norms and Collective Action for Sustainability (World Wildlife Forum internal seminar series, 2022).

4 key ideas for creating cultural and behavioral changes that promote integrity in public administration (Colombian Chair on Citizenship, Integrity, and the Fight Against Corruption, Colombia, 2021 and 2022).

Social norms and behavioral change in the real world: getting consumers to a better future (World Economic Forum “New Frontiers in Nutrition” community, 2021).

Employees are adults too: How to motivate behavioral change, focus, and problem solving in modern organizations (Lithuania Business Forum, Lithuania, 2021).

Situated Activity, Distributed Intelligence, and Action Pathways facilitator and co-organizer (2020 Global Innovation Leadership Program, MediaX at Stanford University, U.S., 2020).

Coping with a global pandemic: psychological impact and coping mechanisms during the COVID-19 quarantine in Lithuania – 10 insights and 5 lessons for organizations (Smart Lithuania event, Verslo Zinios [Business News] newspaper, Lithuania, 2020).

Behavioural insights to tackle industry and policy challenges: practical techniques to change the world one corner at a time (Keynote speech at the Conference Cycle for Lithuanian Junior Researchers, Lithuania, 2020).

I have also given presentations about social norms, civic culture and behavioural change for industry and policy challenges in the following events and institutions:

  • The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, Japan (2020)
  • Knowledge Empowered Entrepreneurship Network PhD Colloquium, Kaunas University of Technology (2020).
  • Faculty of Transport Engineering and Maker’s Akademy at the Creator’s Fabric, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania (2020).
  • YEBO! Training session funded by the European Union, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa (2020).
  • Behavioural Policy Hacks event 2019, London School of Economics and Behavioural Lab LT, Lithuania (2019).
  • “Ethnography with a Twist” Conference, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2019).
  • Create Lithuania programme and Public Policy and Management Institute event, Lithuania (2019).
  • International Labour Organization and Ministry of Labour policy workshop, Argentina (2018).
  • Regional  Consultation by the International Labour Organization on what works in changing behaviour of employers of domestic workers, Lebanon (2018).
  • Technical Regional Meeting on Changing Attitudes and Behaviour towards Women Migrant Workers in ASEAN, International Labour Organization and U.N. Women, Thailand (2018).
  • Universidad Claretiana and TodosxLaEducacion conference and workshop in Quibdó, Colombia (2018).
  • Psychology Department, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2018).
  • School of Government, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2018).
  • School of Social Sciences, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia (2018).
  • XXII International CLAD Congress on State and Public Administration Reform, National Institute for Public Administration (INAP), Spain (2017).
  • LSE Behavioural Science Conference, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom (2017).
  • 14th and 15th Anthropology Congress in Colombia, Universidad del Magdalena and Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia (2012 and 2015).
  • “Return to the Street” and “Taking up Space” conferences at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom (2012).

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