San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Public Lectures in Interdisciplinary Innovation
"Mindfulness and Multiculturalism:
Sharing diverse traditions for the common good"
The contemporary field of mindfulness is quickly transforming multiple arenas of medicine, mental health, business, education, and leadership. Research in mindfulness continues to demonstrate significance as an approach to promoting wellness and positive social change. In a globalized society, how does the field of mindfulness translate effectively across multicultural differences? Is mindfulness a public discourse or a particular tradition? Are there diverse multicultural expressions of mindfulness that might serve to engage and transform diverse communities? Is mindfulness a language that could work across cultural barriers to promote the common good? These are the questions this event will seek to engage as we draw together scholars and practitioners from the fields of mindfulness, psychology, religious studies, expressive therapies, education, and leadership.
- Jeffrey Ansloos, PhD, Assistant Professor of International Mental Health & Trauma
- Nancy Waring, PhD, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies & Mindfulness Studies Program Director
- Laurie Cozad, PhD, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
- Kelvin Ramirez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Expressive Therapies
- Sandra Walker, MBA, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Social Sciences
About the Public Lectures in Interdisciplinary Innovation
The Public Lectures in Interdisciplinary Innovation are a 4-part lecture series inspired by the mission to: “prepare socially responsible graduates with the knowledge, skills, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts in shaping a more just, humane, and sustainable world…” Each lecture we will feature progressive and dialogical perspectives in health, education, community development, and social transformation. Each lecture will bring together leading and diverse voices in interdisciplinary innovation, including faculty, students, activists, practitioners, and leaders. These meetings provide a chance to share, discuss and learn, and network. These lectures are sponsored by the Division of Interdisciplinary Inquiry in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Lesley University.
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