'Debunking Compassion Fatigue and Discovering Compassion Prestige'
Presented by Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas
The Compassion Symposium's 2016 opening keynote address will feature Dr Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director at the Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley. She earned her doctorate at Berkeley, using behavioral and neuroscientific methods to examine how emotions influence thinking, then focused on prosocial states like compassion, awe and affiliation during her postdoc. Emiliana runs the GGSC’s Expanding Gratitude project and co-instructs GG101x: The Science of Happiness, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on EdX.org that has reached over 300K people.
Her current work examines the biological underpinnings and advantages of prosociality. Looking at how connecting with others, being grateful and kind benefits health, well-being, social life, and work. Emiliana’s work aims to fully explore the potential for – as well as the benefits of – living a more meaningful life.
6:00pm - Registration opens
6:00pm - Drinks and canapes served
6:45pm - Keynote address commences
7:45pm - Estimated end of event
This is a free public lecture, held at the Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (Building 23) - The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072.