News & Events
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
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
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.
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.
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
New York Times op-ed columnist Kristof talks about his new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Presented by the Greater Good Science Center and Berkeley Arts & Letters
Upcoming Events Co-sponsored by the GGSC
Internationally renowned neuroscientists, psychologists and thinkers share their insights and present methods for developing compassion.
A week of events focused on compassion and science, presented by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, and the Charter for Compassion.
Other Upcoming Events
This 10-week online class for teachers, counselors and administrators, provides a solid overview as to what Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) is, how to implement it, and why. Well-known researchers and educators present the latest findings; participants earn 2 CEUs in the comfort of their home or office.
Pleasant Hill Campus, Room S224 | October 4, 2014
Introduction to mindfulness-therapies at JFK Univ.
755 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, California 94112 | October 10-12, 2014
At Project Zero Perspectives conferences, educators from all contexts are invited to learn from and alongside Project Zero researchers and practitioners. The Project Zero team includes leading researchers, writers, thinkers and leaders in the field of teaching and learning. Their interests include investigations into the nature of intelligence, understanding, thinking, creativity, ethics and other essential aspects of human learning. The professional learning from Harvard’s Project Zero has proven to be transformative for teachers and has direct, practical and powerful application in the classroom.
Based on the award-winning EFT approach, this workshop offers a safe and supportive opportunity to help you deepen your understanding of yourself and your partner, communicate better, solve the biggest problem you face together and deepen your closeness.
6th Annual Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education
Pleasant Hill Campus, Room S224 | October 11, 2014
A more in-depth look at ACT for adolescents and adults, at JFK Univ.
A day-long seminar for health care professionals featuring Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
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.
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.
The GGSC’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Jeremy Adam Smith talk happiness and well-being at UC Berkeley’s Cal Day
ONLY WAITLIST AVAILABLE—Dr. Daniel Siegel discusses his New York Times bestseller Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
Registration for this event has closed.