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September 10, 2017
Fairfax, Virginia
United States

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Harris Theater
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, Virginia, 22030
United States
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Dr. Beth Cabrera

Beth is passionate about helping organizations and individuals apply knowledge from the field of positive psychology to achieve greater success and well-being. She works with companies to help them create and maintain positive work environments where people thrive. She also teaches individuals strategies for living happier, more meaningful lives. Her approach is extremely effective in developing leaders, building teams, and advancing careers. Learn more about Beth in this Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine interview. Listen to Beth talk about how she overcomes her fears on the Unshakable Self-Confidence podcast. Dr. Cabrera’s expertise was gained through years of experience teaching, conducting research, advising organizations, and coaching individuals on how to maximize engagement and performance. Her research has been published in leading academic and professional journals. After earning her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Cabrera joined the faculty of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, one of Spain’s top universities. Upon returning to the States she continued her academic career as a professor of management at Arizona State University and later as a Senior Research Fellow at Thunderbird School of Global Management. In 2009 Beth founded Cabrera Insights and she joined the George Mason University Center for the Advancement of Well-Being as a Senior Scholar in 2013. Beth lives in the Washington D.C. area with her husband. Their two children are in college. A dynamic professional speaker, Dr. Cabrera is available for keynote presentations and workshops.

Dr. Feras Batarseh

Feras A. Batarseh is a Research Assistant Professor with the College of Science at George Mason University (GMU) and a Teaching Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. His research spans the areas of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Context-Aware Software Systems. Dr. Batarseh obtained his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) (2007, 2011), and a Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership from Cornell University (2016). His research work has been published at various prestigious journals and international conferences. Additionally, Dr. Batarseh published and edited several book chapters. Dr. Batarseh has taught data science and software engineering courses at multiple universities including GMU, UCF, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and George Washington University (GWU).

Dr. Richard Rubenstein

Richard E. Rubenstein is University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs at George Mason University, holding degrees from Harvard College, Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), Harvard Law School, and the University of Malta. A former lawyer, political scientist, and director of S-CAR, he is the author of nine books about various types of violent social conflict and the possibilities of resolving them nonviolently. His most recent book is Resolving Structural Conflicts: Violent Systems and How They Can Be Transformed (Routledge, 2017). Rubenstein teaches grad and undergrad courses on conflict theory and speaks publicly on issues of peace and social justice.

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