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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

The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

Hillside Club | January 21, 2015

Join the GGSC and Berkeley Arts and Letters for the launch of Christine Carter’s latest book

 

Michael Gazzaniga: A Life in Neuroscience

Hillside Club, Berkeley, CA | February 11, 2015

Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga in conversation with the GGSC’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas

 

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

 

Taking in the Good with Dr. Rick Hanson

International House at UC Berkeley | March 14, 2015

In this day-long presentation, renowned teacher and best-selling author Rick Hanson will explore how mindful attention to positive experiences can cultivate happiness, resilience, love, and inner peace.

 

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.

 

Wisdom 2.0 2015

Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA | Feb. 27-March 1, 2015

The annual Wisdom 2.0 is held in February each year in the Bay area and brings together over 2,000 people from 20 countries to explore mindfulness, compassion, and awareness in the digital age.

 
 

Other Upcoming Events

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.

 

Wisdom 2.0 2015

Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA | Feb. 27-March 1, 2015

The annual Wisdom 2.0 is held in February each year in the Bay area and brings together over 2,000 people from 20 countries to explore mindfulness, compassion, and awareness in the digital age.

 

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.

 

2015 International Society for Humor Studies Conference

Holy Names University, Oakland, CA | June 29-July 3, 2015

The 27th ISHS Conference will be held at the Society’s homebase, Holy Names University in Oakland, California, USA from June 29 to July 3, 2015.

 
 

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.

 

The Science of Happiness

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

Will re-launch Dec. 1 as a self-paced course! 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.

 

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

 

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

 
 

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