Aug 1, 2021

Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute with Dr. Erica Cartmill, Dr. Jacob Foster, and Dr. Kensy Cooperrider (podcast)

A burgeoning community of early-career scholars from around the globe devoted to bold, transdisciplinary inquiry into the origins, nature, and future of intelligences.

By Templeton Staff

With funding from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) brings together emerging scientists and scholars from around the globe who are passionate about cross-disciplinary collaboration and the exploration of the myriad intelligences throughout the planet and the cosmos.

This conversation features key figures at DISI: co-directors Dr. Erica Cartmill and Dr. Jacob Foster, and DISI associate director Dr. Kensy Cooperrider. Speaking with journalist Richard Sergay, they discuss the Diverse Intelligences initiative, their efforts to build community with today’s early-career scientists and scholars, and what they hope will be DISI’s legacy.

Learn more about TWCF-funded research projects related to this episode.

Read the transcript from the interview conducted by journalist Richard Sergay, presented by podcast producer Tavia Gilbert. Featuring: Dr. Erica Cartmill, co-director of the TWCF’s Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) and associate professor of anthropology and psychology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA;) Dr. Jacob Foster, co-director of the TWCF’s DISI and associate professor of sociology at UCLA; Dr. Kensy Cooperrider, DISI associate director and affiliated researcher in the department of psychology at the University of Chicago (U of C).

Built upon the award-winning video series of the same name, Templeton World Charity Foundation’s “Stories of Impact” podcast features stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate discoveries into practical tools. Bringing a mix of curiosity, compassion, and creativity, journalist Richard Sergay and host Tavia Gilbert shine a spotlight on the human impact at the heart of cutting-edge social and scientific research projects supported by TWCF.