“The key question isn’t ‘What fosters creativity?’ But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be now why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.” Abraham Maslow
“If the study and practice of creativity can send us in a more positive direction, as individuals and as cultures, let us continue research to understand the positive qualities involved, more collaborative ways of creating and living, and how we can better value and honor each other and the healthy diversity in our world.”
Saybrook University Student Challenge:
April 15-21 is World Creativity and Innovation Week
How will you use your creativity for good?
World Creativity and Innovation Week was established in 2001 to celebrate the unlimited potential of creativity, raise awareness that all people by nature are creative, and to encourage people to use their creativity to improve their lives, work, and community.
Transformative Social Change MA graduate, Angel Ryono, and current Human Science doctoral candidate Rebecca Joy Norlander are each featured on panels at this year's ISA conference, being held in San Diego from April 1st - 4th. The theme of this year's convention is Power, Principles and Participation in the Global Information Age.
Saybrook University is dedicated to teaching people about the peaceful transformation of conflict. The following resources may be helpful for Saybrook students in their academic careers as well as those already practicing in the field.
Association for Conflict Resolution www.acrnet.org
The association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) released a new report this week detailing the macroeconomic effects of US government spending on wars and the military since World War II. The report studies five periods – World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Afghanistan/Iraq wars – highlighting the effect on seven macro-economic factors: debt, consumption, investment, jobs, taxes, government deficits, and inflation.
Saybrook University is considering development of a new M.A. and Ph.D. degree program in Transformative Social Change. As part of our review process, we would like to invite you to participate in a brief survey to determine prospective student interest in such a program. The survey should take less than two minutes to complete. The survey also provides a form you can use if you would like to inquire further about the program under consideration.