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How to Be a Global Optimist in 2023

As a year of conflict and crises draws to a close, how can we absorb the news without losing hope in 2023 and beyond?
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About the Episode

From Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the climate crisis, to soaring food and energy prices, headlines in 2022 have been tough. If this barrage of negative news has made you want to switch off, you’re not alone. On Deep Dish, behavioral science expert Dr. Kris Lee and former Foreign Policy editor-in-chief Jonathan Tepperman share tips for how to reframe your global outlook and navigate anxiety in 2023. Plus, Deep Dish listeners comment on how the heavy news affects their mood and how they cope as global citizens.  

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About the Experts
Former Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
Jonathan Tepperman
Jonathan Tepperman is a writer, editor, and foreign policy analyst. He is the former editor in Chief of Foreign Policy, and the author of the book "The Fix: How Countries Use Crises to Solve the World’s Worst Problems".
Jonathan Tepperman
Teaching Professor, Behavioral Science, Northeastern University
Dr. Kris
Kristen Lee "Dr. Kris" is an author, a behavioral science expert, leads the behavior science program at Northeastern University, and is the host of "Crackin’ Up: Where Therapy Meets Comedy". She has over two decades of clinical experience in mental health and thirteen years of teaching and leadership roles in higher education, focusing on underserved populations.
Dr. Kris
Senior Fellow, US Foreign Policy
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford, a former career US diplomat who served at the US Mission to Somalia and the US Embassy in South Sudan, joined the Council in 2021. Her work focuses on building awareness and understanding of a "restraint" approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of military force to the defense of core US national security interests and favors robust diplomatic engagement.
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford
Other Contributors
Rudy Altergott
Records Manager, Cardiac Surgery Associates
Altergott
Rudy Altergott is a records manager at Cardiac Surgery Associates and is a member of the Council and the Young Professional Network. He is speaking to us from Chicago, Illinois.
Altergott
Carolina Borjas
Recent Graduate, King's College London
Carolina Borjas
Carolina Borjas recently finished her MA in Conflict, Security, and Development at King's College London. Carolina was a former Council intern and is speaking to us from Los Cabos, Mexico.
Carolina Borjas

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