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Keynote Speaker: George A. Bonanno, PhD

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George A. Bonanno, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, Director of the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab, and Director of the Resilience Center for Veterans and Families at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Professor Bonanno’s interests center on the question of how human beings cope with loss, trauma and other forms of extreme adversity, with an emphasis on resilience and the salutary role of flexible emotion regulatory processes. Professor Bonanno’s empirical and theoretical work has for over 25 years centered on defining and documenting resilience in the face of loss or potential traumatic events, including disaster, loss, terrorist attack, bio-epidemic, traumatic injury, life-threatening injuries medical events, and military deployment, and on identifying the range of psychological and contextual variables that predict psychopathological and resilient outcomes. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the U.S.-Israeli Binational Science Foundation, and is featured in various print, television, and radio media. His books include The Other Side of Sadness (2nd Edition, Basic Books, 2019) and “The End of Trauma”, forthcoming, fall 2021) . He has been honored with the James McKeen Cattell award from the Association for Psychological Science “for a lifetime of intellectual achievements in applied psychological research and their impact on a critical problem in society at large” and by the International Positive Psychology Association for “distinguished lifetime contributions to positive psychology.”

Announcing the 2021 GSE Student Research Symposium

Springing Back and Moving Forward: Resiliency and Innovation in Education

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
Symposium to be held virtually
Full schedule and links forthcoming

Showcase your work, explore your passion for research and strengthen your presentation skills. The annual Student Research Symposium is an opportunity for students from all disciplines within the Graduate School of Education to share their research, meet professionals in their field and prepare for upcoming conferences.