CANCELLATION of Wed. 4/17 CNY Meeting at Hunter College

Dear Fellow CNY Conversationalist,

Regrettably, our session has been cancelled for this Wednesday (4/17) at Hunter College at 6:00 pm, because our meeting room requires emergency repair and there is no other suitable space in the building.

We apologize for any inconvenience. The session will be offered at a later date this season, and of course you’ll be warmly invited.

If you have been thinking about our topic of RESPECT and are rarin’ to go for a conversation on it this week, here’s a fine TED talk which you might want to enjoy, and perhaps discuss with a couple of friends or colleagues.

https://www.ted.com/tal/christine_porath_why_being_nice_to_your_coworkers_is_good_for_business

Appreciating your understanding,

RON

Ronald Gross
Director
Conversations New York
http://www.conversationsnewyork.com

Columbia University Seminar on Mon., 4/29, on TEAM HUMAN with Douglas Rushkoff

TEAM HUMAN

Speaker: DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF, author, Team Human

MON., APRIL 29th, 6:30-8:00 at Faculty House, Columbia University
(Please note earlier-than-usual start-time)

Presented by the Columbia University Seminars on Innovation in Education, and Ethics, Moral Education, and Society
RSVP:

Though created by humans, our technologies, markets, and institutions often contain an antihuman agenda. Douglas Rushkoff, digital theorist and host of the NPR-One podcast Team Human, reveals the dynamics of this antihuman machinery and invites us to remake these aspects of society in ways that foster our humanity.

Rushkoff TED Talk:

“RESPECT”: Wed., April 17, 6:15, Hunter College, RSVP

How Can We Revive RESPECT?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019, 6:15 sharp – 8:00

Hunter College, entrance at Lexington Ave. and 68th St.
Photo ID required for entrance to building, please.
Faculty Dining Room, 8th Floor

PLEASE SEE REGISTRATION LINK, DIRECTIONS, AND DETAILS AT THE END.

Have you experienced or observed any of these declines in RESPECT —- and wished something could be done to remedy them?
· In personal relationships, abusive behavior ranging from micro-aggressions to sexual harassment exposed by the #MeToo movement.
· In political discourse, where adversaries deride, insult, and humiliate their opponents.
· In the ways some people treat others who “identify” differently.
· In our treatment of our environment – from our neighborhoods to our planet.
· In “trolling” and other offensive behavior in Cyberspace.

Please come to share your experiences, knowledge, and insights!

Are you on the invitation list for announcements and enrichments?
If not, send an e-mail Ron Gross at grossassoc

REGISTRATION LINK, DIRECTIONS AND DETAILS: #6 train to 68th and Lex., or F to 63rd and Lex.
We gather at 6:00 for socializing, bonus hand-outs, etc. to start at 6:15 sharp please.Bring Your Own Food and Drink if You Like. Take-Out Can Be Purchased on the 3rd floor.

To assure your place and receive updates, please register with one click at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-can-we-revive-respect-tickets-56843197534

Ronald Gross

Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/
516 487-0235 (E-mail preferred)

E-MAIL: GrossAssoc@aol.com

WEBSITES:
http://www.conversationsnewyork.com
http://www.SocratesWay.com

“HOPE”: tomorrow, Wed., 8/15, 5:45, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave.

HOPE:

Its Power and Potential in Our Lives

Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, but:

Entrance is at Lexington Ave. and 68th St.

Dining Room – 8th Floor
Govt-issued photo ID required for entrance to building, please.

Please register with one click at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hope-its-power-and-potential-in-our-lives-tickets-48314408697


We’ll start with an optional 5-minute confidential self-quiz to gauge your level of hopefulness at this point.

Please come to share your experiences, knowledge, and wisdom!

1. What role does hope play in your life today? Is it a factor in your planning, coping, and social life?

2. Is Hope part of your religious or spiritual outlook?

3. What do you understand about the role of Hope in healthfulness and in coping with disease?

4. How would you relate Hope to “wishful thinking”, “denial”, and other forms of “false hope”?

5. Do you view Hope as a skill or set of skills (e.g., self-motivation, grit, determination, resourcefulness)?

Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: ‘expect with confidence’ and ‘to cherish a desire with anticip ation&rs quo;.

Ronald Gross

Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/
516 487-0235 (E-mail preferred)

E-MAIL: GrossAssoc@aol.com

WEBSITES:

http://www.SocratesWay.com

http://www.ConversationsNewYork.com

http://www.OlderBetterWiser.com

http://www.RonaldGross.com

“Hope” — Wed., 8/15, 5:45, Hunter College

Please see the attached 1-page backgrounder for this Conversation, by Gallup Senior Scientist Shane Lopez, Ph.D., author of Making Hope Happen.


To reserve your place and receive updates, please take a moment to register at Eventbrite, by clicking on this link:

HOPE

Its Power and Potential in Our Lives

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

5:45 – 8:00

Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue,

Entrance at the intersection of Lexington Ave. and 68th St.

Dining Room – 8th Floor

Govt-issued photo ID required for entrance to building, please.

Please come to share yourexperiences, knowledge, and wisdom!

Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: ‘expect with confidence’ and ‘to cherish a desire with anticipation’.

1. What role does hope play in your life today? Is it a factor in your planning, coping, and social life?

2. Is Hope part of your religious or spiritual outlook?

3. What do you understand about the role of Hope in healthfulness and in coping with disease?

4. How would you relate Hope to “wishful thinking”, “denial”, and other forms of “false hope”?

5. Do you view Hope as a skill or set of skills (e.g., self-motivation, grit, determination, resourcefulness)?

6. What are your hopes for our nation?

To stimulate your thinking: Excellent entry on Hope at Wikipedia.org, covering the scientific, cultural, religious, and psychological knowledge about the subject; The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism, by Martin Seligman; Making Hope Happen, by Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Are you on the invitation list for announcements and enrichments?

If not, send an e-mail Ron Gross at grossassoc

Ronald Gross
Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/
516 487-0235 (E-mail preferred)
E-MAIL: GrossAssoc@aol.com

WEBSITES:
http://www.SocratesWay.com
http://www.ConversationsNewYork.com
http://www.OlderBetterWiser.com
http://www.RonaldGross.com

HOPE – Shane Lopez.docx

“HOPE” — Wed., Aug. 15th, 5:45 pm, Hunter College

HOPE

Its Power and Potential in Our Lives

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

5:45 – 8:00

Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue,

Entrance at the intersection of Lexington Ave. and 68th St.

Dining Room – 8th Floor
Photo ID required for entrance to building, please.

Please come to share yourexperiences, knowledge, and wisdom!

To reserve your place and receive updates, please take a moment to register at Eventbrite, by clicking on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hope-its-power-and-potential-in-our-lives-tickets-48314408697

Bring your supper if you like; take-out is available on the third floor.

Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: ‘expect with confidence’ and ‘to cherish a desire with anticipation’.

1. What role does hope play in your life today? Is it a factor in your planning, coping, and social life?
2. Is Hope part of your religious or spiritual outlook?
3. What do you understand about the role of Hope in healthfulness and in coping with disease?
4. How would you relate Hope to “wishful thinking”, “denial”, and other forms of “false hope”?
5. Do you view Hope as a skill or set of skills (e.g., self-motivation, grit, determination, resourcefulness)?

To stimulate your thinking: Excellent entry on Hope at Wikipedia.org, covering the scientific, cultural, religious, and psychological knowledge about the subject and

  • The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism, by Martin Seligman;
  • Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, by Carolina de Robertis;
  • Hope in the Dark, by Rebecca Solnit.

Are you on the invitation list for announcements and enrichments?
If not, send an e-mail Ron Gross at grossassoc

Ronald Gross

Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/
516 487-0235 (E-mail preferred)

E-MAIL: GrossAssoc@aol.com

WEBSITES:

http://www.SocratesWay.com

http://www.ConversationsNewYork.com

http://www.OlderBetterWiser.com

http://www.RonaldGross.com