Making Caring Common Project Director To Speak At W&L Event


Richard Weissbourd, director of the Making Caring Common Project at Harvard University and senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Kennedy School of Government, will give a lecture on Tuesday, March 21, at 5 p.m. virtually as part of Washington and Lee University’s Mudd Center for Ethics series on “Beneficence: Practicing an Ethics of Care.”

Weissbourd’s lecture, which is free, is titled “Raising Caring, Justice-Minded Children in a Morally Troubled Time.” Register for the webinar at

“The Making Caring Common Project, directed by Richard Weissbourd, investigates pathways through which children can learn to care well for others, attend to the common good, and build fair and just communities,” said Karla Murdock, director of the MuddCenter for Ethics. “One of their most exciting initiatives is the ‘Caring Schools Network,’ which supports K-12 educators in nurturing students’ development of empathy, self-awareness, gratitude, and other socioemotional capacities that families, communities and societies depend upon to function well.”

Weissbourd’s work focuses on moral development, vulnerability and resilience in childhood, as well as effective schools and services for children. He also conducts research on how older adults can better mentor young adults and teenagers in developing caring, ethical and mature romantic relationships.


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