“On Awe and the Evolution of the Sublime”–SAGE Center Lecture by Dacher Keltner
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dacher Keltner is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founding director of the university’s Greater Good Science Center. Keltner has devoted his career to studying the nature of human goodness and happiness, conducting ground-breaking research on compassion, awe, laughter, and love. He is the author of the best-selling book Born to Be Good (W.W. Norton, 2009) and a co-editor of the anthology The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton, 2010), in addition to more than 100 scientific papers and two best-selling textbooks. An outstanding speaker who has earned many research and teaching awards, Keltner has received rave reviews for his “Human Happiness” course at UC Berkeley. His work is featured regularly in major media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, and NPR, and he was a consultant on the Disney Pixar film “Inside/Out.” In 2008, the Utne Reader named him as one of 50 visionaries who are changing our world.