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Timothy Shriver

Timothy Shriver

Chairman, Special Olympics International

Timothy Shriver is married, a father of 5, the Chairman of Special Olympics International and co-founder of UNITE - an initiative to promote national unity and solidarity across differences. Tim began his career as an educator. He is the co-founder and chair of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in social and emotional learning. Shriver earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Master's degree from Catholic University of America, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Connecticut. He has produced 6 films, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Fully Alive – Discovering What Matters Most, and co-editor of The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening.

To treat another with dignity is to recognize that no matter how much we may disagree and no matter how painful our relationships may have become, we can still recognize the worth of the other. Contempt demeans and destroys; dignity uplifts and heals.