Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life

Coalition Speaker Series: “Literature of Happiness,” Prof. Ulrich Baer


February 18, 2024    
10:00 am - 11:30 am

How can you find happiness, given life’s difficulties?  What do literature and philosophy offer us in an age of optimizing personal performance via life hacks tested in clinical studies?  Professor, writer, editor and translator, Ulrich Baer will explore happiness not as the optimization of personal performance but as an authentic mode of living outlined by the greatest writers and philosophers.

Professor Baer is the University Professor/Comparative Literature, German, English, Photography & Imaging Director for the Center for the Humanities at New York University.  He is a writer, translator and literary scholar who believes passionately in the transformative power of ideas and informed conversations to help us become conscious, responsible and compassionate people.

He earned an BA from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Yale.  A widely published author, he has been awarded Guggenheim, Getty, and Alexander von Humboldt fellowships.

Join us for what is sure to be an intriguing morning and… with a smile!

With gratitude to the generous support of the Rene Bloch Foundation and Gloria and Marty Greenstein.

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