Yale to co-host event at the UN about emotional intelligence and peacebuilding

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The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the United Nations Women for Peace Association will co-host “Emotional Intelligence and Peacebuilding” Jan. 14 at the United Nations in New York City.

Leaders from the fields of social and emotional learning, education, and peacebuilding will unite to share evidence of the link between emotional intelligence and creating a more peaceful world. Attendees will engage with speakers from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; United Nations Women for Peace Association; New York Department of Education; the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning; and New York City’s parent community.   

The New York City Department of Education has implemented RULER, the evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning, in over 400 NYC schools. Developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, RULER supports entire school communities in understanding the value of emotions, building the skills of emotional intelligence, and creating and maintaining positive emotional climates.

We are eager to bring RULER to more NYC schools to support thousands of additional educators, students and families in learning critical emotional skills to enhance their well-being and overall success,” said Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and speaker at the event. 

Attendees will learn more about the efficacy of programs like RULER, the importance of investing in education for peace, how the NYC schools made social and emotional learning a priority in their schools, and how communities are directly impacted by this work.

The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence conducts original research in collaboration with experts in a wide range of fields, including education, policy, and technology, to build effective approaches for supporting school communities in understanding the value of emotions; teaching the skills of emotional intelligence; and building and sustaining positive emotional climates in homes, schools, and workplaces. 

The U.N. Women for Peace Association envisions a world free of violence, where women and girls everywhere are free to create and pursue their own destinies, follow their dreams, and where people of all genders and backgrounds live in peace.  

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