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Affective Admiration, Motivation, and Value: Some Remarks on Exemplarity by Wojciech Kaftanski [Jagiellonian University, Poland]

January 12, 2022

Wojciech Kaftanski (Postdoctoral Fellow and Comms Associate ) is presenting a paper entitled "Affective Admiration, Motivation, and Value: Some Remarks on Exemplarity" at INCET Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Centre at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow/Poland on January 13.

INCET Cracow

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On the Promotion of Human Flourishing by Tyler J. VanderWeele [Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth, North Dakota State University]

November 9, 2021

Tyler J. VanderWeele is giving a talk entitled "On the Promotion of Human Flourishing" at Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth, North Dakota State University, on November 9, 3:00 - 4:30 pm Central Time. 

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Baylor and Harvard Researchers Partner in Long-Term, Global Study of Human Flourishing

October 29, 2021
Researchers at Harvard University and Baylor University launch the largest initiative of its kind to investigate the determinants of human flourishing.

"The Global Flourishing Study” is a $43.4 million, five-year annual study of 240,000 individuals in 22 countries across a broad range of well-being outcomes.

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Empty Pews Are an American Public Health Crisis by Tyler J. VanderWeele and Brendan Case [Christianity Today, Cover Story]

October 20, 2021

Program Director, Prof. Tyler J. VanderWeele, and Director for Research, Dr. Brendan Case, have authored Christianity Today's November cover story, entitled: Empty Pews Are an American Public Health Crisis. 

"Our research suggests that religious service attendance specifically,...

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The Good Life, According to Data by Tyler J. VanderWeele [Common Good, Issue 6]

September 29, 2021

Tyler J. VanderWeele's (Program Director) new contribution to "Common Good" entitled "The Good Life, According to Data" is now out (Issue 6). In this piece, Prof. VanderWeele explains the Program's approach to the subject of flourishing.

We are in fact trying to bring together the humanities and the empirical social sciences. And so we have on our program staff not only sociologists and psychologists and epidemiologists and statisticians, but also philosophers, theologians, and historians. We really think that knowledge about human...

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SHINE Summit 2021 with Tyler J. VanderWeele and Matthew T. Lee [Harvard School of Public Health/SHINE]

September 23, 2021

Program Director Tyler J. VanderWeele and Director of Empirical Research Matthew T. Lee will be presenting at SHINE Summit 2021 hosted by Harvard School of Public Health on November 8-10, 2021. The theme of the Summit is "The Future Workplace: Building Flourishing Organizations Today.

HUMANFLOURISHING (this code provides 10% off of registration through 10/5/21)

Registration is now open for SHINE Summit 2021, the leading forum for visionary thinking, innovative...

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Socrates and the Lost Art of Refutation by Agnes Callard [University of Chicago; Disagreeing Agreeably Series]

September 4, 2021

The Human Flourishing Program and the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University cordially invite you to join Agnes Callard (University of Chicago) for a philosophical investigation of conversation, controversy, and disagreement. Professor Callard’s lecture will be followed by a time of Q&A. Students are welcome. This is an in-person event organized as part of "Disagreeing Agreeably" Series organized by The Human Flourishing Program, on Thursday, September 9, from 4:30 to 6:00 in Emerson Hall 101. 

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A virtual meeting on the book 'Measuring Well-Being' [The Catholic University of America]

September 3, 2021

Join us for a virtual meeting dedicated to 'Measuring Well-Being: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Social Sciences and the Humanities' edited by Matthew T. Lee, Laura D. Kubzansky, and Tyler J. VanderWeele. The event is organized by The Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America.

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