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John Cobb & Friends Gathering – Laura Burgis

May 31, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm PDT

Topic: The Compassionate Cities Movement: A Next Step in Human Evolution

Presenter(s): Laura Burgis

Currently, Dr. Burgis serves on the Charter for Compassion International Board of Trustees as its vice-chair. She can share how the Compassionate Cities Movement helps cities thrive through intentional compassion programs. Laura has a passion for cultivating human(e) approaches to leadership development and community evolution. Her current research interests focus on how exponential technologies like AI, robotics and remote learning platforms can be applied to interpersonal landscape development and consciousness raising. She is also actively involved in the public banking movement and other socio-economic-ecological system wide collective impact initiatives, working with cross-sector leadership in cities/universities. She is encouraging the city of Claremont (CA) to become a Compassionate City (following the precedent of its neighbors in Pomona and Upland).

Dr. Laura Burgis is president & CEO of the Human Values Center and works with Baltazar & Rose Corporation, an LA based social enterprise supporting refugees and former gang affiliates with job training and love. She brings to us her 25-year career as an Associate Dean and professor at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, where her expertise in Ethics in Education and Public Policy received special recognition. She came to Claremont in 2012 to serve as the founding Executive Vice President of Claremont Lincoln University, a graduate institution focused on ethical leadership and social impact.

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May 31, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
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