Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D., is Associate Director for SEE Learning at the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University. Prior to this, he served as Associate Professor of Psychology at Life University, Associate Director for the Center for Compassion, Integrity, and Secular Ethics at Life University, and founding director of the Chillon Project, a higher education degree program for incarcerated women in Georgia. His research focuses on the psychological, social, and ethical dimensions of prosocial emotions and their cultivation, with a focus on compassion and forgiveness, and his chief interest lies in bringing secular ethics—the cultivation of basic human values—into education and society. He is a Founding Board Member for the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison, a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, and an associate editor for the Journal for Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities. Brendan holds doctorates from the University of Oxford and Emory University.
This profile was last updated on November 17, 2020