On the promotion of human flourishing

On the promotion of human flourishing


The VIII Lecture of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra will offer a scientific and interdisciplinary vision on the factors that contribute to the realization staff and the human development (discussion paper ).

The speaker is Tyler J. VanderWeeledirector of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. He will present the most salient research findings from his center, where Humanities, Philosophy, sociology, political science, Economics, Education, psychology, medicine, public health and other empirical and humanistic sciences enter into dialogue.

The program studies the relevance and interconnectedness of the aspects that contribute most decisively to human fulfillment: happiness and life satisfaction, physical and mental health, meaning and purpose, character and virtue, and close social relationships. In addition to these fundamental keys, he is interested in the study of their determinants such as religious communities, the Education, the work and the family. It provides scientific evidence on the need to promote Structures, policies, laws and incentives that take these aspects into account, in order to achieve prosperous societies worth living in.

The experience of the Human Flourishing Program is an example of how to integrate the knowledge of quantitative social sciences with that of Humanities.

This edition of the ICS Lecture is framed in challenge 22-23 of Institute for Culture and Society, "Youth, Relationships and Psychological Well-Being".



Tyler J. VanderWeele is director of the Human Flourishing ProgramProfessor John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health T.H. Chan Harvard University and co-director of the Health, Religion and Spirituality initiative from Harvard University. graduate He holds degrees in Mathematics, Philosophy, Theology, Finance and Biostatistics from Oxford, Pennsylvania and Harvard Universities.

His research focuses on theories and methods for distinguishing between association and causality in the biomedical and social sciences and, more recently, in psychosocial measurement theory. His empirical research extends into psychiatric and social epidemiology, the science of happiness and flourishing (development positive) and the study of religion and health.

He has published more than 400 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of books such as Explanation in Causal Inference (2015), Modern Epidemiology (2021), and Measuring Well-Being (2021).



March 14, 2023




Building Hexagon Building. auditorium.

City Pamplona
Organised by Institute for Culture and Society