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Rome, Italy

7, 8, and 9 November 2000
Participants
Martin J. Rees, chair
John D. Barrow
Steven J. Brams
A. Graham Cairns-Smith
Stephen R. L. Clark
Simon Conway Morris
George V. Coyne, S. J.
Paul Davies
George F. Rayner Ellis
Michael Heller
Lawrence M. Krauss
J├╝rgen Moltmann
Hubert Reeves
Robert J. Russell
Lee Smolin
Keith Ward
The Far Future Universe: Eschatology from a Cosmic Perspective

The Far Future Universe: Eschatology from a Cosmic Perspective

Edited by George F.R. Ellis
Templeton Press, 2002

This compilation of essays offers speculations on various scenarios for the future, from the perspectives of cosmology, physics, biology, humanity and theology. The Far-Future Universe Symposium was held at the Pontifical Academy of Science and chaired by Martin Rees.

Workshop:

7, 8, and 9 November 2000

Rome, Italy

Dallas, Texas

14, 15, and 16 October 2000
Participants
Robert A. Emmons, chair
Frans B. M. de Waal
Barbara L. Fredrickson
Edward J. Harpham
Aafke Elizabeth Komter
Richard S. Lazarus
Dan P. McAdams
Michael E. McCullough
Robert C. Roberts
James A. Russell
Solomon Schimmel
Charles M. Shelton, S. J.
Brother David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B.
The Psychology of Gratitude

The Psychology of Gratitude

Edited by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough
Oxford University Press USA, 2004

Scientists have begun to shed light on gratitude and its role in social life, as well as for the health and well-being of individuals and relationships. This book brings together prominent scientists from various disciplines to examine what has become known as the most neglected emotion. The Kindling the Science of Gratitude Symposium was chaired by Robert Emmons.

Workshop:

14, 15, and 16 October 2000

Dallas, Texas

London, England

24, 25, and 26 June 2000
Participants
Stephen R. L. Clark, chair
Gregory Benford
Orson Scott Card
Jack Cohen
Simon Conway Morris
Freeman J. Dyson
Edward James
James P. Mackey
Mary Midgley
Mary Doria Russell

Cambridge, Massachusetts

7, 8, and 9 April 2000
Participants
Lawrence E. Sullivan, chair
Gary A. Anderson
Bridie Andrews
John Braisted Carman
Nicholas B Constas
Harvey Cox
Anne Ashley Davenport
Lenn E. Goodman
Sidney H. Griffith
Paul J. Griffiths
Charles S. Hallisey
Syed Nomanul Haq
Massimo Introvigne
Christopher R. Jocks
Peter Franz Knecht
Mary N. MacDonald
Azim A. Nanji
David Tracy

Lyford Cay, Nassau, Bahamas

4, 5, and 6 February 2000
Participants
Martin E. P. Seligman, co-chair
Robert Wright, co-chair
Mihaly Csikszentimihalyi
Francis Fukuyama
William D. Hamilton
John F. Haught
Allen Johnson
Robert Nozick
Jeremy Arac Sabloff
David Sloan Wilson
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment

By Martin E.P. Seligman
(Paperback) The Free Press, 2004
(Hardcover) The Free Press, 2002

Martin Seligman introduces the revolutionary, scientific idea of "positive psychology," which focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses, asserting that happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. The Evolution Purpose and Meaning Symposium was chaired by Robert Wright.

Workshop:

4, 5, and 6 February 2000

Lyford Cay, Nassau, Bahamas

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