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Goleman will discuss 'social intelligence'

Daniel Goleman, who covers behavioral science and health for the New York Times, will deliver a talk titled "Social Intelligence" on Thursday, March 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in W79-MPR--the Simmons Hall Multipurpose Room--at MIT. The talk is free and open to the public.

Twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for reporting, Goleman is the author of numerous books, including "Emotional Intelligence," "The Meditative Mind" and "Social Intelligence."

Goleman received the B.A. degree magna cum laude from Amherst College and the Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University. He has traveled widely studying Buddhist and other spiritual systems of psychology.

Goleman's talk at MIT is sponsored by Residential Scholars @ Simmons Hall, Buddhist Community at MIT, The Prajnopaya Foundation, and Mandala @ MIT.

For more information, contact Ven. Tenzin Priyadarshi at

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 14, 2007 (download PDF).

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