Programs

Public Impact Symposia

The IMPACT Symposia series aims to bring together faculty from across the disciplines and schools at SMU as well as individuals from the broader local and national academic communities to discuss and debate issues of pressing concern. To launch these symposia, generous funding has been provided by the Embrey Family Foundation.

Fall 2014

This Fall, DCII is sponsoring the Happiness Symposium series. Please stay tuned for further details and lecture descriptions. The following is a list of speakers lined up for a fascinating two months.

September 11Dan Haybron - Saint Louis University
"The Happiness that Matters"
5:30 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

September 19 Peter Huang - University of Colorado Law School
"Happiness and the Law: Applying Happiness Research to Legal Policy, Legal Education, and Legal Practice"
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

September 25 Mary Esteve - Concordia University
"The Politics and Polemics of Happiness: Back to Postwar Future"
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

October 2 Kent Berridge - University of Michigan
"Happiness and the Brain"
5:00 p.m., McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall