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How We Bounce Back: The New Science of Human Resilience

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Thursday, May 31, 2012
7:59 PM - 9:29 PM
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Tishman Auditorium at The New School

Car accidents. Suicide bombers. Earthquakes. Death of a spouse. Why do some people bounce back from traumatic events while others do not? Is there a biological profile of resiliency? Can science, with the jab of a needle or huff of an aerosol, help reduce post-stress trauma? Can, and should, we train people to be more resilient? Leading thinkers from around the world explore these and other questions about the science of human resiliency.

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  • Bill Blakemore

    Bill Blakemore became a reporter for ABC News more than 40 years ago, covering a wide variety of stories. He has spearheaded ABC’s coverage of global warming, traveling from the tropics to polar regions to report on the impacts and dangers of climate change, as well as possible solutions for it. More »


  • George Bonanno

    Clinical Psychologist George Bonanno is a pioneering researcher in the science of bereavement and loss. More »
  • Dennis Charney

    Biological Psychiatrist Dennis Charney is one of the world’s leading experts in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. More »
  • Fran Norris

    Social Psychologist Fran Norris studies disaster and human resilience as a community-social psychologist and a research professor in Dartmouth Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. More »
  • Matthieu Ricard

    Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer. He has lived, studied, and worked in the Himalayan region for over forty years. More »