The Art and Science of Happiness


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John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Join us for a conversation with Arthur Brooks, author of "Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier," co-authored with Oprah Winfrey. Professor Brooks will discuss the dangers of social comparison, how negative emotions operate in our polarized environment, and strategies to emotionally self-manage amid personal, professional, and political stress. 

This discussion will be moderated by Tarek Masoud, the Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Governance at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

All JFK Jr. Forums are livestreamed on our YouTube channel.


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