Conferences and Symposia
As part of its mission, the Human Flourishing Program hosts annual conferences and workshops that bring together scholars in the humanities and social sciences to integrate knowledge on topics central to human flourishing. Conference topics are selected based on the current research interests of the program.
On April 19th - 20th, 2019 we hosted a international interdisciplinary conference on the meaning of life. If you would like to see some of the talks from that conference, you may view them on the Human Flourishing YouTube Channel.
The Program's Flourishing Network also hosts events on related topics, such as "The Economics of Wellbeing & Global Human Flourishing (2022)" and "Education as Regenerative Space (2021)".
From April 8th-10th, 2021 the Human Flourishing Program co-hosted, in collaboration with Harvard Divinity School and the Catholic Project of the Catholic University of America, and more than 50 other international partners, a Symposium on Faith and Flourishing in the Face of Childhood Sexual Abuse. This program brought together health care and public health providers, religious and spiritual leaders, and lay leaders of diverse faith traditions to explore best practices for providing a holistic approach that integrates psychological and spiritual care into the prevention and healing of childhood sexual abuse.
Likewise, in April 2018, the Human Flourishing Program hosted an interdisciplinary conference on the measurement of well-being, whose proceedings have been gathered into an edited volume, Measuring Well-Being: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities (eds. Matthew Lee, Laura Kubzansky, and Tyler VanderWeele), which have been published in March 2021 by Oxford University Press.