Tania Israel to present as part of TEDxSanLuisObispo on April 24

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
TEDxSLO logo with Tania Israel photo

Tania Israel from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School will present a talk about how to win a political disagreement as part of the TEDxSanLuisObispo virtual conference on Saturday, April 24.

Tickets for the two-day Interconnected: TEDxSanLuisObispo 2021 Annual Conference (April 23 and 24 from 11 am – 1 pm PDT) are available on line.

Tania Israel is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Israel teaches about helping skills, leadership, and community collaboration, among other things. She has facilitated educational programs and difficult dialogues about a range of topics, including abortion, law enforcement, religion, and sexual orientation. She is the author of Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work (APA 2020). It is a practical, politically neutral book that offers concrete skills for holding meaningful conversations that cut across today’s intense political divide, showing readers how to connect to the people in their lives.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

[Tania Israel is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at george@education.ucsb.edu]