“Emotions are neurohormones,” says Joshua Freedman. “And these little chains of chemicals affect every living cell in our brains and bodies.” But for as much power as emotions have over our lives and selves, too often, our educational systems emphasize subject area mastery over cultivating emotional intelligence.
As economic, environmental, and social crises accelerate, business must evolve. But how? Kenneth Baker, the co-founder, and chair of Antioch University’s MBA, has some ideas. In this conversation with guest host Jane Paul, he talks about the necessity of innovation and change for sustainability and social justice—and how a rising tide of crisis is being met by a new generation of business leaders who seek to address these issues at all scales.
Victoria Chang, the prominent poet and Antioch MFA core faculty is a longtime advocate for “literary citizenship”—she says we ought to create writing worlds full of collaboration, generosity, and mutual…
What if we took this practice of cultural self-assessment—and went further? What if we used it as a jumping off place to really develop skills to navigate cultural differences and combat discrimination? That’s what today’s guest, Mariela Marin, encourages their students in the MA in Clinical Psychology program to do.
White Americans are 60% of the population but hold 84% of total U.S. wealth—while Black Americans make up 13% of the population but hold only 4% of the wealth. This injustice has many causes, but for PhD in Leadership and Change alum LaTanya White, the more interesting question is how to empower individuals to solve it for themselves and their own families.
So today, we’re re-releasing this conversation about how Antioch University’s values of promoting social, economic, and environmental justice have been put to the test and the vital role Chancellor Groves believes higher education plays in building and maintaining democracy through educating voters and taking thoughtful stands on social injustices.
Jude Bergkamp is working to reform therapy—but he doesn’t believe this can happen without reconciling the field’s problematic foundations.
It’s only too common that organizations and governments bring funds and programs to communities that have been marginalized, only to end up finding that what they create is not even used by the people its designed for. The concept of co-design strives to change this pattern.
In traditional American classrooms, students memorize textbook material for discrete subjects and later are evaluated through written tests. But is this truly the best way to prepare and empower them to solve the complex problems that they will encounter in the wider world?
The worlds of theater and film often seem impenetrable and full of barriers, especially for people from less privileged backgrounds—how can we navigate it?
Activist and educator Jane Paul thinks an economy that works for everyone is not only possible but achievable, through creative solutions that we can implement starting today.
So many of us seek to meaningfully improve our communities and world—but it’s not always clear how we can combine that work with our careers. Seeking answers, we talked to three Antioch alumni who have grappled with this question in their own lives and work.