Dec 20, 2022

Human Flourishing Conference with Andrew Serazin, Heather Templeton Dill, Duncan Astle & Maritza Trejo (podcast)

Hear about what the Human Flourishing conference accomplished, why it matters, and how it will continue to have an impact.

By Templeton Staff

Templeton World Charity Foundation President Dr. Andrew Serazin and John Templeton Foundation President Heather Templeton Dill discuss Sir John Templeton’s legacy while considering human flourishing at TWCF’s first Global Scientific Conference on Human Flourishing.

Dr. Serazin offers this recap: "The mission of the Global Conference on Human Flourishing was to create a space for the whole field to think, feel, and act together. We had scientists represented, we had practitioners, we had innovators and technology developers. We had communicators, we had artists, and we had policymakers. So really, the mission was to gather all of those people together in one platform. And what an amazing platform it was! Ten panel discussions, nine global workshops, over 150 scientific abstracts which were displayed in a virtual gallery, over 50 speakers, and a live audience of registered participants of about 4,000 people."

Play the podcast to hear Dr. Andrew Serazin share more about what the Human Flourishing conference accomplished, why it matters, and how it will continue to have an impact in the years to come.

This episode also features conference participants Maritza Trejo, Regional Director for Education Programs for Glasswing International in Central America, and Dr. Duncan Astle, a Program Leader at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge.

Listen to the podcast with the above player.

Read the transcript from the interview conducted by journalist Richard Sergay, presented by podcast producer, host, and writer, Tavia Gilbert.

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 producer Tavia Gilbert shine a spotlight on the human impact at the heart of cutting-edge social and scientific research projects supported by TWCF.