In March our fourth workshop on „Understanding Others“ will be hosted in Munich:

On December 10th, there was a colloquium on philantrophy in Geneva:

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Jeremy Lack, Patricia Cernadas Curotto and Olga Klimecki gave a talk on „The Impact of Neurosciences on the Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Process Design“ at The 1st International Conference on Innovations in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Tel Aviv, Israel:


The affect coding group meeting:



We started to collaborate with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs on studying how teaching humanitarian values impacts inter-group attitudes and behaviour in conflict zones. Cora Aguirre and Emna El May have joined to work on this project. Welcome!


In September, we hosted our third workshop in Dresden:


Halima Rafi defended her master thesis with flying colours and will join as a research assistant in mid-August!

Tiffany Martin and Hélène Maurer joined the team as research assistants for the study on sleep deprivation in couples. Welcome!


I was a guest speaker at the meeting with Richie Davidson in April in Bern:


It was a lot of fun to  give a talk in Liège in February:


The second workshop on understanding others was wonderful:





We hosted a pavilion at the Basel Peace Forum:

and did a meditation session with Bianca King


Our stand at the United Nations in October 2017 (with Matthieu Vétois and Patricia Cernadas Curotto):