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Date: 7/28/2017
Dr. Howard S. Friedman discusses his research, including positive traits and characteristics that lead to longevity as well as emerging findings busting common myths about healthy aging. This lecture is part of the Frank B. Roehr Memorial Lecture Series.

Date: 6/23/2017
The 14th Dalai Lama, a 1989 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and the spiritual leader of Tibet, delivered the keynote address at UC San Diego's 2017 commencement ceremony. His talk centered on the power of compassion and finding happiness in life. He urged the graduates to use their knowledge to better the world in peaceful ways. Recorded on 6/17/2017.

Date: 6/23/2017
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, becoming the first Nobel laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems. He addressed an audience at UC San Diego focusing on love and kindness among humanity. He urged compassion and sharing each other's problems as one human family to overcome the distance and violence in the world. Recorded on 06/17/2017.

Date: 12/9/2016
Dr. Paul Ekman speaks with the Dalai Lama about the importance of a calm mind. Dr. Eve Ekman has been collaborating with her father, Dr. Paul Ekman, and the Dalai Lama on their "Atlas of Emotions" project, based on a survey of 248 leading emotion researchers.

Date: 11/25/2016
Learn how neuroscience can transform lives and our world through the study of empathy and compassion. By increasing self-awareness through feedback paradigms, Dr. Bill Mobley of UC San Diego explains that we, as a population, can become more empathetic and compassionate. Recorded on 09/10/2016.

Date: 11/4/2016
New Orleans native Sunni Patterson is an internationally-known Def poetry artist and activist. She is joined in a conversation with George Lipsitz and David Kim about her music and poetry, and her life reaching, teaching and healing. Recorded on 10/05/2016.

Date: 10/28/2016
Paul J. Mills, the director of the Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine, speaks to military veterans about the positive impacts of being thankful in everyday life. Among the benefits -- successful aging, better sleep, stress reduction, and a drop in depression, anxiety and fatigue.

Date: 9/16/2016
Dr. Eve Ekman discusses the common phenomenon known as "burnout", explaining what it is and why it's significant.

Date: 9/16/2016
Dr. Eve Ekman deconstructs empathy and explains how being empathetic can better you personally and professionally.

Date: 9/12/2016
Eve Ekman looks at the areas of meaning, empathy and burnout and how to manage stress in a work environment. Recorded on 06/09/2016.

Date: 9/9/2016
Dr. Eve Ekman gives a clinical definition of emotion, including their utility as we understand it, how they arise in the mind, and the ways various emotions are felt in different people.

Date: 9/9/2016
Dr. Eve Ekman discusses the ways people typically interact with their emotions, especially negative ones, and which of these ways has been shown to be most effective.

Date: 8/26/2016
Iman Crosson and Natalie Spilger continue their work with spiritual psychology and learn a tool for how to practice self-forgiveness.

Date: 8/26/2016
What happens in your brain when you fall in love?

Date: 8/26/2016
Deepak Chopra explains why we need to look past the limited views of ourselves to feel completely loved. Do you feel completely loved and completely lovable?

Date: 8/5/2016
Best-selling author Dr. Deepak Chopra speaks on the evolution and cyclicality of abusive relationships, as well as the ways this may affect an individual in the early stages of development. He also explores the effects of a positive presence on a victim of abuse.

Date: 8/5/2016
Social Anxiety Disorder can feel crippling, but as Dr. Murray Stein explains, there exists a variety of treatment options that can help someone suffering with Social Anxiety disorder feel comfortable in social settings.

Date: 7/29/2016
Dr. Murray Stein summarizes social anxiety disorder, explains how to recognize it, and speaks on how it is distinct from common shyness.

Date: 7/29/2016
Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of "Super Genes", explains that consciousness should not be understood as individuated and personal, rather it should be viewed as shared and communal, both between people and between species.

Date: 8/13/2015
Brent T. Mausbach, PhD examines the role of the caregiver for dementia patients. Learn about the psychological, emotional, and physical consequences of caregiving and what can be done to mitigate their impact. Recorded on 6/24/2015.

Date: 11/13/2014
Learn more about the various states of the grieving process and how men and women grieve and heal differently. Natasha Josefowitz, PhD, bestselling author and professor of management will use poems from her award-winning book, Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without (November 2013), to illustrate the emotional aftermath of loss and the changes that must take place in order for people to heal.

Date: 4/10/2014
What makes people happy? Is happiness a good thing? How can we make people happier still? Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, examines happiness and how we can use our minds as well as coping tools to better handle life's challenges. This lecture is part of the Frank B. Roehr Memorial Lecture Series, which was established by Mr. Roehr's daughter, Suzanne Angelucci, to inform the public on topics associated with the power of humor and positive thinking.

Date: 6/18/2012
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama describes how to reduce one's anger toward adversaries and instead, find compassion for them. This excerpt is from "Cultivating Peace and Justice," a lecture he gave at the University of San Diego as part of the Compassion Without Borders series in April, 2012.

Date: 6/1/2012
His Holiness the Dalai Lama joins esteemed scientists Richard Somerville and Veerabhadran Ramanathan at UC San Diego to discuss the need for humanitarian values and universal responsibility in responding to the impacts of climate change on communities and ecosystems. This lecture is part of the Dalai Lama's "Compassion without Borders" symposium in San Diego.

Date: 4/9/2012
Reflecting back on three decades of peacebuilding, Notre Dame professor and author John Paul Lederach traces the faith-based resources that contribute to what he calls "compassionate presence" in conflict-ridden areas. Building from his book "the Moral Imagination," Lederach explores the disciplines of a practitioner-scholar committed to non-violent social change. Lederach is presented by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego.
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