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science and spirituality
The University of California, Irvine School of Social Sciences
Dean's Leadership Society - in partnership with Jennifer Hill '02 & Shannon Leischner, cofounders of Metabizics - invite you to join us for a unique opportunity to hear from two leading figures at the
Donald Hoffman, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine Cognitive Scientist and Author of The Case Against Reality
Deepak Chopra, M.D., Founder of the Chopra Foundation and Internationally Acclaimed Author of Metahuman
Seeing may be believing, but that doesn't make it true. Cognitive scientist Don Hoffman and Deepak Chopra, M.D., attempt to define what is true while discussing Hoffman's new book, The Case Against Reality, alongside Metahuman by Chopra.

Jan 9 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Beckman Center Auditorium | 100 Academy Way | Irvine, CA
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With opening remarks by Howard Gillman, UCI Chancellor

Discussion moderators Bill Maurer, UCI School of Social Sciences Dean, and Jennifer Hill '02, Metabizics Cofounder

Book signings to follow formal discussion

About the speakers:

Donald Hoffman, Ph.D., is a professor of cognitive sciences at the University of California, Irvine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science. He received the Troland Award of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a Distinguished Scientific Award of the American Psychological Association, and the Rustum Roy Award of the Chopra Foundation. His writing has appeared in Scientific American and Edge, and his work has been featured in the Atlantic, Wired, and Quanta. His previous book Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See, also published by WW Norton, explores the creative genius of the mind's eye. His 2015 TED talk "Do We See Reality as it Is?" lays out the premise of his new book The Case Against Reality in 19 minutes and has been viewed over 2.6 million times.

Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, founder of the Chopra Foundation and cofounder of Chopra Global and, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is the author of over 86 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential, unravels the mysteries behind everyday reality (October 1, 2019, Harmony Books). Time magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century." Dr. Chopra is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He serves as a clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, and hosts the #1 health and wellbeing podcasts "Deepak Chopra's Infinite Potential" and "Daily Breath." The WorldPost and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked "Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine."
To attend, please RSVP at the links above. For further information, please contact Melissa Churlonis,