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    Positive Leadership at CHRIS 180: Leveraging Positive Psychology to Weather Uncertain Times
    (2024-05-06) Uman Borrero, Gaia; Diamond, Shea; Emambakhsh, Sahar; Gott, Niels
    This project examines the integration of positive psychology into leadership development at CHRIS 180, a non-profit organization providing trauma-informed care. CHRIS 180 has undergone significant growth, necessitating a leadership approach that aligns with its core values of creativity, honor, respect, integrity, and safety. The intervention employs the PERMA model, which emphasizes positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment, to enhance the leadership capabilities within the organization. Results from the implementation suggest that positive psychology can significantly improve leadership development, leading to a more resilient and effective organizational culture. The implications of this work are profound, indicating that positive psychology interventions can be instrumental for organizations in managing rapid growth and mitigating the risks of burnout and compassion fatigue. This approach could serve as a model for similar organizations aiming to foster a supportive and thriving environment amidst challenging circumstances. Keywords: positive psychology, leadership development, trauma-informed care, PERMA, organizational growth, compassion fatigue, character strengths, communication strategies, crisis management, wraparound services, psychological safety, mattering
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    Using Prediction Markets to Assert the Danger of AI
    (2024-05-15) Conor Emery
    This work explains the existing arguments surrounding whether AI poses an existential threat to humanity. It goes on to support the notion that AI does pose an equal threat as threats like climate change and nuclear catastrophe by using online prediction markets.
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    Ensuring Ethical Artificial Intelligence: Proposing an AI Bill of Rights to Mitigate Structural Bias
    (2024-05-15) Zoya Ahmer
    This policy memo to the White House Office of Science and Technology advocates for implementing a binding AI Bill of Rights for public and private businesses and the government to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) development and deployment, with facial recognition technology in law enforcement as a case study example.
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    Rethinking Section 230 - The Veracity Crisis in Generative AI
    (2024-05-15) Veronica Arias
    This work discusses the application of Section 230, "the 26 words that shaped the internet," to generative AI models. It argues for a nuanced approach in its application, highlighting the need to balance innovation and user protection.
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    How Political Instability Unravels Religious Commitment Even in the Face of Uncertainty
    (2024-05-15) Abanti Ahmed
    This paper explores the dynamic relationship between political instability and religiosity in the contexts of Egypt and Tunisia, with a focus on the period from 2012 to 2018. The central research question examines how individuals navigate uncertainty and address political challenges, influencing the role of religion in their lives. The argument posits that tangible solutions to political challenges diminish religious commitment, while a lack of such solutions fosters an increased reliance on religion. Drawing on a detailed analysis of events, protests, and economic conditions, the paper reveals that the perception of uncertainty as something that can be “controlled” and the pursuit of tangible solutions demotes religion to a secondary role in individuals' lives. The implications for policymakers involve addressing citizens' concerns during economic challenges, political repression, and societal grievances to foster resilient societies and prevent social unrest. The broader challenge for society is engaging in open dialogue about the complex human response to political instability, offering practical avenues for positive change and encouraging a reevaluation of how uncertainty is navigated.