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Establishing an Institute for Research on Unlimited Love

Project Leader(s)

Stephen G. Post, President
Institution for Research on Unlimited Love [IRUL]
Case Western Reserve University

Grantee(s)

Institution for Research on Unlimited Love [IRUL], Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)

Description

This grant helped to establish the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love [IRUL]. Through scientific research, education and publications, the Institute's aim is to significantly increase humanity's understanding and knowledge of what is commonly called unconditional love. The Institute has held a competitive awards program for high-level scientific research, and it has convened several conferences to examine the science, theology, and praxis of "love for the other."

Grant Amount:
$8,210,000
Start Date:
August 2001
End Date:
June 2006
Grant ID:
2140
Other Participants

Board:

Herbert Benson
Mind/Body Medical Institute
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, MA)

Don S. Browning, Alexander Campbell Professor Emeritus of Religious Ethics and the Social Sciences
University of Chicago Divinity School (Chicago, IL)

Sidney Callahan, Paul J. McKeever Chair Emeritus in Moral Theology
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
St. John's University (Queens, NY)

Rosalynn Carter, Vice Chair
The Carter Center (Atlanta, GA)

Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics
Candler School of Theology
Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Millard Fuller, Founder Habitat for Humanity International (Americus, GA)

John F. Haught, Distinguished Research Professor of Theology
Department of Theology
Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

Timothy P. Jackson
Candler School of Theology
Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Reverend Otis Moss, Jr., Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA)

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies
George Washington University (Washington, DC)

Jacob Neusner, Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism
Senior Fellow
Institute of Advanced Theology
Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY)

Samuel P. Oliner
Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute
Department of Sociology
Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA)

Edmund D. Pellegrino, John Carroll Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Ethics
Center for Clinical Bioethics
Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington, DC)

Margaret M. Poloma, Professor Emerita of Sociology
Department of Sociology
University of Akron (Akron, OH)

Steven C. Rockefeller, Jr., Chairman
Poverty Alleviation Collaborative
Grameen Foundation USA (Washington, DC)

Lynn G. Underwood
Department of Biomedical Humanities
Hiram College (Hiram, OH)

George E. Vaillant
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, MA)

Susan Wentz, Director
Office of Urban Health
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland, OH)

Funded Researchers:

Arthur Aron
Department of Psychology
State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY)

Peter L. Benson, President
Search Institute (Minneapolis, MN)

Christopher Boehm, Director
The Jane Goodall Research Center
Department of Anthropology
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Eleanor Brown
Department of Economics
Pomona College (Claremont, CA)

Lisa D. Butler
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford, CA)

C. Sue Carter, Co-Director
Brain-Body Center
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Courtney V. Cowart
Center for Christian Spirituality
The General Theological Seminary (New York, NY)

Frans B.M. de Waal, C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior
Director, Living Links Center
Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Nancy Eisenberg, Regent's Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Robert A. Emmons
Department of Psychology
University of California – Davis (Davis, CA)

Alan Fogel
Department of Psychology
University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

Greg L. Fricchione, Director
Division of Psychiatry in Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)

Bita Ghafoori, Co-Coordinator
Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Department of Educational Psychology, Administration, and Counseling
California State University – Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)

Robert Hierholzer, Chief
Mental Health Service (116A)
VA Central California Health Care System (Fresno, CA)

Vincent Jeffries
Department of Sociology
California State University - Northridge (Northridge, CA)

Julie Juola Exline
Deparment of Psychology
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

Cheryl Koopman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford, CA)

James F. Leckman, Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Director of Research, Child Study Center
Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)

Jeff Levin
(Valley Falls, KS)

Ellen G. Levine and Jerome Stone
California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)

Michael E. McCullough
Department of Psychology
University of Miami (Miami, FL)

Samuel P. Oliner, Director
Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute
Department of Sociology
Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA)

Allen Omoto
Department of Psychology
Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA)

Margaret M. Poloma
Professor Emerita of Sociology Department of Sociology
University of Akron (Akron, OH)

Stephanie D. Preston
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Peter Richerson
Department of Environmental Studies and Policy
University of California – Davis (Davis, CA)

Jeffrey P. Schloss
Department of Biology
Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA)

Christian Simon
Department of Bioethics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland, OH)

David Sloan Wilson
Department of Biological Sciences
Binghamton University (SUNY) (Binghamton, NY)

Judith G. Smetana
Department of Psychology
University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

Thomas W. Smith, Senior Research Scientist
National Opinion Research Center (Chicago, IL)

Thalia Sparling
Department of Bioethics
University of Pennsylvania

Esther Sternberg, Chief, Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior, Director, Integrative Neural Immune Program, Co-Chair, NIH Intramural Program on Research in Women's Health
National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda, MD)

James E. Swain
Child Study Center
Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Jeanne L. Tsai
Department of Psychology
Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Jo-Ann Tsang
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Baylor University (Waco, TX)

Paul Wink
Department of Psychology
Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)

Stephen Wright, Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC Canada)

Robert Wuthnow, Gerhard R. Andlinger '52 Professor of Sociology, Director
Center for the Study of Religion
Department of Sociology
Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Sheldon Zink, Director
Program for Transplant Policy and Ethics
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

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