Author, Professor, Compassion Advocate
TOPIC: Why We Need to Make Compassion a Verb Again
Chris Kukk, Ph.D. is the HarperCollins author of The Compassionate Achiever, co-host of The Compassionate Achiever Podcast, founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation, Professor of Political Science/Social Science as well as Director of the Kathwari Honors Program at Western Connecticut State University, a Fulbright Scholar, and member of Phi Beta Kappa. His Ph.D. in political science is from Boston College and his B.A. from Boston University. He was also an international security fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a counter-intelligence agent for the United States Army, and a research associate for Cambridge Energy Research Associates. His research and publications combine neuroscience with the social sciences and focus on understanding how weaving values such as compassion into our learning, civic, and business communities affect levels of financial, intellectual, and social capital.