past event

Pursuit of Happiness Hour – The Challenge of Responsibility

Join us every Wednesday at 5:00 pm ET for a candid discussion among leaders about reimagining a better society on the other side of COVID. As we confront the chaos of the current crisis, how do we think creatively about assembling the pieces of our societies for greater freedom, justice, and equity? What differences would we like to see in our habits, institutions, and values? How do we begin to think differently in ways that lead to more purposeful action? How do we make sure that these big questions don’t overwhelm us into inaction?

This week, we will explore the “Challenge of Responsibility”: In an individualistic, highly mobile, and polarized society, how do we think about the limits of individual and social responsibility? Confinement has awakened new experiences of the physical neighborhood, but has also surfaced tensions concerning the boundaries between individual freedom and the safety of others, between the fruits of my labor and the inequitable distribution of resources. Can we reimagine the dimensions of caring for one another when the crisis subsides? Explore this topic virtually with others on Wednesday, May 6 at 5:00pm ET.

The Pursuit of Happiness Hour is weekly conversation meant to provide you the space to actively explore the large scale questions of the current crisis in a productive way with others.

Registration will close at 5:00 pm ET the day before the seminar is scheduled to take place. If you have any questions, please contact Maryna Markowicz at 

Event information
Wed May 6, 2020
5:00pm - 6:15pm EDT