In this video, Dr. Paul Wapner (Professor of the School for International Service, American University) delivers the inaugural address of the Arthur Zajonc Contemplative Education Lecture Series. The lecture took place at the Summer Session on Contemplative Learning in Higher Education, hosted by CMind at Smith College, Northampton, MA, on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
The Arthur Zajonc Lecture Series on Contemplative Education presents an annual lecture on contemplative pedagogy, epistemology, and learning. The Series honors Arthur Zajonc’s groundbreaking work in the field as distinguished thought leader and committed teacher by enabling eminent scholars and educators to share their insights and experience in integrating contemplative practices and perspectives into higher education across the disciplines. The Series continues Arthur’s work in building the education needed for a society based on compassion, inclusion, care for each other and the earth, and respect for the interconnection of all life.
Dr. Wapner’s remarks begin at 10 minutes, 30 seconds into the video.