Alison Gopnik is coming! Join us for our first Speaker Series of 2016

24 March 2016: Writer and academic Alison Gopnik joins us for Perspectives on Parenting where she will argue that parenting has become obsessive and controlling. Children are messy, unpredictable and different from their parents and what they need is a warm, secure environment in order to become creative and innovative adults.

Register for this free lecture.

Save the date! Roots of Empathy Research Symposium

28 & 29 April 2016: Roots of Empathy hosts its annual Research Symposium in Toronto. Stay tuned for details.

Mary Gordon speaks in Scottish Parliament

14 December 2015: Mary Gordon addressed the Scottish Parliament on the occasion of the announcement of government research on Roots of Empathy programs in Scotland.  You can read more about it here.

92Y Wonderplay Early Childhood Learning Conference, New York, NY

13 November 2015: This year's conference theme is "Compassion, Empathy, Curriculum: Exploring how they converge."  Mary Gordon will deliver a keynote presentation, "Relationships are the conductors of learning," where she will talk about emotions as the connective tissue of human kind. You can learn more about the conference here.

2015 Schools of the Future Conference in Hawaii

3 November 2015: Mary Gordon and Canadian researcher Kimberley Schonert-Reichl will deliver a keynote presentation at the 2015 Schools of the Future Conference in Hawaii titled "Social and emotional learning: Best practice, research and overview of the Roots of Empathy program." You can learn more about the conference here.