TIM RYAN with Dacher Keltner: Building a Mindful Nation - Together!
Congressman TIM RYAN
Building a Mindful Nation - Together!
Followed by Q&A moderated by Dacher Keltner
Sponsored by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
and hosted by Berkeley Arts & Letters
With A Mindful Nation, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) offers one of the most positive and practical books to come out of Washington in years.
In the midst of tough timeseconomic insecurity, the hardship of fighting two wars, a poisonous political climate, and morea quiet revolution has been gathering momentum. People across the nation have been finding ways to cultivate the basic human quality of mindfulness. As research continues to prove the benefits of mindfulness, it is taking root in school programs, hospitals, doctor's offices, the military, and other vital institutions.
A Mindful Nation explores the science of mindfulness and shares powerful stories from the field, showing how this simple practice is helping schoolchildren improve their ability to learn, veterans heal from trauma, and CEOs become more effective leaders. The book also provides concrete tips for how to incorporate mindfulness into your life today. With a hard-nosed understanding of politics and what it takes to get something done, Ryan combines a practical approach with a hopeful vision for how mindfulness can help reinvigorate the American Dream.
In this inspiring talk, Congressman Ryan will discuss how the timeless practice of mindfulness can help Americans reduce stress, improve their performance, and recapture the can-do American spirit. By slowing down and paying attention, Ryan says, we can create a dynamic new vision for Americatogether.
6:30 7:15 PM: VIP reception for members of GGSC
7:30 PM: Program followed by Q&A followed by book signing
At the Brower Center's Goldman Theater (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley)
GGSC Members, for private reception and program: $10 advance only
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General, for 7:30 program: $12 advance only
Student, for 7:30 program: $6 advance only
At the door, for 7:30 program: $15
Tim Ryan (D-OH) is a relentless advocate for working families in Ohio's 17th District; first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, he is currently serving his fifth term. Ryan currently serves as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and the Subcommittee on Readiness, and as a member House Budget Committee which through its annual budget resolution sets the aggregate levels of spending and revenue expected to occur in a given fiscal year. This Committee is in the center of the debate on reducing the national deficit and debt. Congressman Ryan maintains that reductions and sacrifices must be shared and the burden of debt reduction must not be directed to those least able to afford them. He a champion of efforts to make college more affordable, to revitalize America's cities, and to improve the health and well-being of American families and children. He is the author of A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit.
Joining the conversation is Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and the faculty director of the university's Greater Good Science Center, an interdisciplinary center that disseminates the new science of happiness and compassion to educators, parents, mental health workers, and others. Keltner has devoted his career to studying the roots of compassion, awe, gratitude, and love. He is also a leading expert on social intelligence, the psychology of power, and the emotional bases of morality. Dr. Keltner is the author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, as well as two textbooks and over 100 scientific papers. He is also the executive editor of the Greater Good Science Center's online magazine, Greater Good. He has twice presented his research to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as part of a continuing dialogue between the Dalai Lama and scientists. His work has been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Time, and on CNN. In 2008, the Utne Reader named him as one of 50 visionaries who are changing our world.
UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center is a leader in the movement to improve the social and emotional well-being of American society.
David Brower Center, Goldman Theater (View)
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704