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Sean Seepersad, Web of Loneliness Institute Founder, to Share Ideas on Reducing Loneliness
Co-sponsored by the Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies departments, the discussion will focus on awareness and intervention.
On Thursday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m., Sean Seepersad, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture titled “Unmasking the Many Faces of Loneliness and How It Connects Us Together.” The event will take place on campus in Hayden Hall, room 100.
Seepersad is the founder and current president and CEO of the Web of Loneliness Institute, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce loneliness globally through awareness building, research, intervention and consulting. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. Seepersad will explore the ways that loneliness is manifest in the human experience, the common threads that connect all who feel lonely, and how trends in modern society may make us more connected and disconnected at the same time.
“Sean has a passion for understanding loneliness, how it impacts the lives of individuals, and most importantly, what can be done to alleviate the plight of those who feel lonely,” says Manhattan College sociology professor Roksana Badruddoja, Ph.D. “His own personal research interests include understanding the impact of technology on individuals’ levels of loneliness and conducting online interventions to alleviate loneliness.”