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INTRO: Psychology of Risk and Courage
Thursday, 01 Mar 2018
International education expert and activist Heather Wokusch gives insight into the dynamics of risk and courage, this year's festival theme. Central topics: What deep roots of risk-taking favor or torpedo courage? And how can the natural urge for personal growth impact life’s adversities?
This multimedia presentation reveals stories from inspiring personalities all over the world: an atomic bomb survivor who found the strength to speak out decades later, a young woman who fled Syria and became a voice for refugees, an activist who did jail time for breaking into a weapons-manufacturing plant, a lawyer empowering women in Nepal’s post-conflict peace-building, a whistleblower running for political office…
What motivates these people? Is there a shared denominator - independent of demographic or situational factors? Approaches for tackling the great challenges of our time are shared in this presentation.
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