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Thursday, April 12 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Life After Death with John Cleese and UVA DOPS Now Open

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Keynote: Is There Life After Death? UVA DOPS Faculty Panel Discussion with John Cleese as Moderator

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Legendary actor, writer and comedian John Cleese, friend and supporter of the research being done at UVA's Division of Perceptual Studies, will be moderating a 90 minute discussion of the scope of the research being done at the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies. 

In a panel discussion moderated by John Cleese, the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies research faculty will convene to present an overview of the research to which they have dedicated their academic careers. The UVA DOPS panel presenters will be: director of UVA DOPS, Jim Tucker, MD; Ed Kelly, PhD; Emily Kelly, PhD; Bruce Greyson, MD; and  Kim Penberthy, PhD. The UVA Division of Perceptual Studies research unit is part of the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences within the University of Virginia School of Medicine. 

The scope of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies research portfolios include: investigating children who have memories of past lives; the nature of consciousness and the mind-body relationship; neuro-imaging studies of psi events; and individuals who report experiencing near-death experiences(NDEs).


Moderators
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John Cleese

Founder, Monty Python
Monty Python icon, actor, author, playwright, Minister of the Silly Walk, and black humor extraordinaire has had a prolific career since the 1960s, continuously pushing boundaries in entertainment, and challenging audiences in the way they think and laugh. |  

Speakers
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Jim B. Tucker M.D.

Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies, Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, UVA
Jim B. Tucker, M.D., the Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, is a child psychiatrist who studies children’s reports of past-life memories.  His book Return to Life was a New York Times bestseller. |
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Bruce Greyson, M.D.

Chester F. Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, UVA
Bruce Greyson, M.D., is Professor Emeritus at the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies. Since 1975 his research has focused on near-death experiences, resulting in more than 100 publications in academic journals and three edited books.
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Kim Penberthy, Ph.D.

ABPP, Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences, UVA
Kim Penberthy, Ph.D., ABPP is the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences UVA. Her research interests include studying the mind-body relationship, exploring human consciousness as well as extraordinary human abilities and mindfulness. |
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Edward Kelly, Ph.D.

Professor of Research, Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, UVA
Edward F. Kelly, Ph.D., of UVA’s Division of Perceptual Studies was lead author of Irreducible Mind (2007) and Beyond Physicalism (2015), and is now doing neuroimaging studies of altered states and psi in exceptional subjects. |
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Emily Williams Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Research, Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, UVA
Emily Williams Kelly, Ph.D., of UVA’s Division of Perceptual Studies since 1978, has studied many kinds of experiences suggesting survival after death. She is co-author of Irreducible Mind, and editor of Science, Survival, and the Self. |

Sponsors
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Division of Perceptual Studies

Founded in 1967 by Dr. Ian Stevenson, the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) is the oldest and most productive university-based research group in the world devoted exclusively to the investigation of phenomena that challenge current physicalist brain/mind orthodoxy – including... Read More →




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