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One World Initiative

The 3rd annual One World End-of-Year Celebration of the theme "Global Perspectives on Happiness" will take place on Monday April 20, Tuesday April 21, and Wednesday April 22. The event will include:

  • Monday, April 20: Student symposium on Happiness11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Redwood Room

Students from across the campus present their perspectives on Happiness through oral presentations, posters, and exhibits. 

  • Tuesday April 21: Faculty Panel "What We Think About When We Think About Happiness," 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. University Library Gallery

Faculty representing very different disciplines and perspectives will discuss how happiness fits into their academic and creative work and will answer questions from the audience. 

Panelists: Ted Lascher, Public Policy; Daniel Weijers, Philosophy; Carolyn Gibbs, Design; Stephen Blumberg, Music

Moderated by Patrick Ettinger, History

  • Wednesday April 22: Keynote Speaker: Eric Weiner, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Redwood Room

Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner is a former foreign correspondent for NPR, a philosophical traveler—and recovering malcontent. That restless spirit is reflected in his two books: The New York Times best selling "The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World" and "Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine".