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Dr. Edward Burger is President and CEO of the St. David's Foundation, and President Emeritus of Southwestern University as well as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and a leader on thinking, innovation, and creativity. Previously he was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College. He has delivered over 700 addresses worldwide at venues including Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins as well as at the Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft Corporation, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the New York Public Library, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of over 70 research articles, books, and video series (starring in over 4,000 on-line videos), including the book The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, published by Princeton University Press and translated into over a dozen languages worldwide. His latest book, Making Up Your Mind: Thinking Effectively Through Creative Puzzle-Solving, also published by Princeton University Press, was on several of Amazon's Hot New Releases lists.
Dr. Edward Burger
President and CEO, St. David's Foundation
In this keynote address, Dr. Burger will offer us practices of thinking that we and our students can use to solve the many vexing puzzles of our lives. We create ourselves by creating a meaningful education that will persist long after we are handed our last diploma. As we guide students to find the right space for their undergraduate journeys, we can invite them to define for themselves what a high-impact education means, and challenge them to be open to change: to evolutionary intellectual and personal growth. And, as role-models and mentors, we should acknowledge that we remain works-in-progress and be open to such growth within ourselves. Dr. Burger will suggest some practical and mindful tools we can apply to continue to evolve and joyfully flourish.
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