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The Greater Good Science Center is dedicated to building connections with the community beyond UC Berkeley. By sponsoring public lectures and participating in public symposia we encourage dialogue about the importance of promoting positive emotions and relationships in classrooms, in families, and in our communities at large.

Upcoming Greater Good Science Center Events

A Path Appears: Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

First Congregational Church of Berkeley | December 4, 2014

New York Times op-ed columnist Kristof and reporter Sheryl WuDunn talk about their new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Presented by the Greater Good Science Center and Berkeley Arts & Letters

 

The Science of Happiness

| Course Is Now Live! Take It at Your Own Pace Through May 2015

An unprecedented free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 

Putting the Science of Happiness into Practice

Esalen Institute | February 27-March 1, 2015

An in-person companion course to our blockbuster online Science of Happiness course

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2015

Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley | Friday, June 26—Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 
 

Upcoming Events Co-sponsored by the GGSC

Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth

Catamaran Hotel
San Diego, CA | February 27 - March 1, 2015

This conference seeks to connect people across disciplines—from the classroom, to the laboratory, the therapy room and the living room—all in support of the growth, study and dissemination of mindfulness for the next generation.

 
 

Other Upcoming Events

Developing Emotional Intelligence in Teenagers with Marc Brackett

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 | December 9, 2014

Join the Stepping Stones Project for an evening with Marc Brackett and learn how emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships, health, and academic performance.

 

The Science of Happiness

| Course Is Now Live! Take It at Your Own Pace Through May 2015

An unprecedented free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 

Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth

Catamaran Hotel
San Diego, CA | February 27 - March 1, 2015

This conference seeks to connect people across disciplines—from the classroom, to the laboratory, the therapy room and the living room—all in support of the growth, study and dissemination of mindfulness for the next generation.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2015

Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley | Friday, June 26—Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 
 

Past Events

The Science of a Meaningful Life: Self-Care for Health Professionals

UC Berkeley Campus, International House | April 4, 2014

A day-long seminar for health care professionals featuring Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

 

Roman Krznaric on Empathy: Why It Matters and How to Get It

Hillside Club | November 10, 2014

The School of Life’s Roman Krznaric on his new book, Empathy: Why It Matters and How to Get It. Co-presented by Berkeley Arts & Letters

 

Self-Compassion & the Cultivation of Happiness with Kristin Neff

International House, UC Berkeley campus | November 7, 2014

This day-long seminar led by self-compassion pioneer Kristin Neff, will offer strategies for cultivating self-compassion, boosting happiness, and reducing stress in yourself and others.

 

Joshua Wolf Shenk on Creativity and the Powers of Two

Hillside Club | September 25, 2014

Author Joshua Shenk in Conversation on creativity and dynamic duos with cofounder of Mother Jones, Adam Hochschild. Introduced by the GGSC’s Jeremy Adam Smith

 

Greater Good Summer Institute for Educators

University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus | Friday, June 27 - Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 

The Greater Good Gratitude Summit

Craneway Pavilion Conference Center | June 7, 2014

A day of science, stories, and inspiration, featuring a keynote by Jack Kornfield and Brother David Steindl-Rast. CE credit hours available. Live Event SOLD OUT! Webcast Registration NOW CLOSED.

 
 

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A Path Appears: Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
December 4, 2014


A Path Appears: Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

New York Times op-ed columnist Kristof and reporter Sheryl WuDunn talk about their new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Presented by the Greater Good Science Center and Berkeley Arts & Letters


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