Liz Whiting Pierce is Ph.D. candidate in Ethics at Emory University, concentrating in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding, and has recently been hired by The Center for Ethics to run the CREATE (Culture, Religion, Ethics, and the Environment) Program. Her research describes what it would mean for US states to handle their water allocation conflicts more democratically. She is pursuing a career in environmental policy-development and environmental conflict transformation. Liz lives with her husband Matthew in Atlanta, GA where they regularly host potluck theme parties.
Lessons from the Show
Liz talked to us about her life and career, about where she is headed with her life, and about many of the issues that confront us in the world today. She offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- To grow and find success and peace it’s not enough to be comfortable having conversations with people within a certain kind of diversity, but rather we need to stretch and learn to have conversation with those who hold different value systems;
- Central to this is learning to be curious of the other, to intentionally cultivate curiosity. It’s difficult to be curious when we are afraid, so facing and looking at our fear is an important step;
- To grow in this way the long game approach is the key, and part of that is making the other person our teacher.
You can contact Liz by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is episode # 115