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Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

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.

Past Events

Getting the Word Out: Peace and Well-being in the Classroom

Clark Kerr Conference Center, Berkeley CA | November 2003

A conference at the Clark Kerr Conference Center in UC Berkeley addressing issues on conflicts in the classroom with presentations on studies conducted by Abbey Alkon, Allison Birscoe-Smith, Susan Stone, Erika Rosenberg, Janis Keyser, Marilyn Watson, Anne Gregory, and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton. Topics include compassion, race, inequality and community in a classroom setting.

 

Symposium on Equality, Hierarchy and Social Class

Berkeley Center for the Development of Peace & Well-being, Berkeley, CA | May 2003

The Second Annual Symposium of the Berkeley Center for the Development of Peace and Well-being was held May 9-10 at the Clark Kerr Conference Center on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. The symposium included presentations by top scholars, commentary and questions, small-group breakout sessions to enable more in-depth discussion of specific aspects of equality, and poster presentations by the Hornaday Fellows. Over 150 members of the academic, professional, and lay community were in attendance. Participants engaged in an intriguing conversation regarding the notions of equality, inequality, egalitarianism, and hierarchy across time, space, and species.

 

Symposium on Children Who Thrive in the Face of Adversity

Center for the Development of Peace and Well-being, Berkeley, CA | May 2002

Psychologists, social workers, educators, and others focused on how to foster resilience in at-risk children.

 
 

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The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It
International House at UC Berkeley
April 29, 2017
6 CE Hours


The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It

A day-long semiar with GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., celebrated compassion teacher Joan Halifax, burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.


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How Pleasure Works By Paul Bloom Bloom explores a broad range of human pleasures from food to sex to religion to music. Bloom argues that human pleasure is not purely an instinctive, superficial, sensory reaction; it has a hidden depth and complexity.

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