February 25-26, 2016 in PLU's Anderson University Center
The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.
– Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
7th WANG CENTER SYMPOSIUM
THE COUNTENANCE OF HOPE: TOWARDS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY AND CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING OF RESILIENCE
“Resilience”, derived the from Latin resilire, meaning to rebound or recoil, was first used in the early seventeenth century to describe the ability of materials such as wood, iron and bronze to withstand severe loads without breaking. Used now in a wide range of fields including epidemiology, psychology, business, biology and ecological science, public policy, post-disaster recovery and community development, the term has evolved into a concept that describes the capacity to withstand and overcome the stress and devastation related to traumatic events such as violent conflict, forced migration, major epidemics, natural disasters and climate change.
Featured Speakers & Panels
See a detailed list and bios of the 7th Wang Symposium: Countenance of Hope speakers.
Sessions & Schedules
Find out times, room locations and titles of each session for the Feb. 25-26 symposium.
The Wang Center for Global Education
Made possible by a generous gift from Drs. Grace and Peter Wang, the Center is an academic support unit dedicated to providing faculty, students and staff with the resources necessary to advance PLU’s distinction and vision for global education of “educating for a just, healthy, sustainable and peaceful world at home and abroad” through faculty development and grant opportunities, delivery of study away programs, on-campus programming on pressing world issues and a commitment to best practices when engaging with educational partners worldwide.