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UW’s Enright to receive top honor from Association for Moral Education

October 02, 2015

UW-Madison’s Robert Enright is to be honored by the Association for Moral Education with AME’s career award for excellence.

Enright has been pioneering the study of forgiveness in locations across the globe for nearly three decades. He is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and is a co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute.

Robert Enright
Enright believes that empathy and acceptance have immense power to heal and repair. His forgiveness model is based on the premise that letting go of feelings of anger and resentment can be liberating. His work is especially tailored toward developing forgiveness education programs for children in impoverished and war-torn nations, where classroom research shows that learning about forgiveness helps promote anger reduction.

The Association for Moral Education will make note of Enright being the recipient of its Good Work Award during AME’s annual conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Nov. 5-7.

According to its website, the Association for Moral Education (AME) “provides an international forum for the interdisciplinary study of the moral and ethical dimensions of human development and education. The Association is dedicated to fostering communication and cooperation among scholars and practitioners considering all aspects of moral learning, development and action across the life-span in multiple roles and contexts, including the school, family, workplace, congregation, and the larger society.”