The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host “A Day with Dr. Tania Israel” on March 29. The day allows for two speaking engagements designed as opportunities to listen, learn and engage in meaningful conversations on how to help create an inclusive Husker community.
Israel is a professor of counseling psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. She will be featured in two March 29 events (both hybrid, offering in-person and remote access). Registration is required. The events are:
Dish it Up, noon to 1 p.m. — An open conversation designed to allow participants to share their personal views, learn from others, and engage in civil discussions. The topic is political polarization in the United States. Register to participate.
Bridging the Political Divide: Optimism for Moving Beyond Polarization, 4 to 5 p.m. — Israel will offer solutions grounded in evidence, experience and skills on how to maintain connections with family and friends. Her strategies use practical and research-based methods to bridge political divides. Register to participate.
Israel is the author of the award winning book, “Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work.” The publication grew out of a skill-building workshop that she developed and delivered to hundreds of participants following the 2016 election.
Israel has facilitated educational programs and difficult dialogues about a range of topics, including abortion, law enforcement, religion and sexual orientation. Her honors include the 2019 Congressional Woman of the Year (Califronia, 24th District); Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Award for Excellence in Mental Health from the California Asian and Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus; and Emerging Leader Award from the APA Committee on Women in Psychology.
The event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Arts and Sciences through the Thomas C. Sorensen Endowment, the Public Policy Center, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
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