How uncertainty affects us (and five simple words to make a change): Walid Afifi at TEDxUCSB

19/05/2012 17:35:55

Walid Afifi is a Professor in the Department of Communication and Chair of the Middle East Studies major at UCSB. He joined the department in 2006 after three years at the University of Delaware and seven years at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests revolve around people’s experience of uncertainty and their related decisions to seek or avoid information in interpersonal contexts. He has published over 50 articles, book chapters, and books, across a wide range of disciplines, and has served the discipline in many capacities. He teaches courses on interpersonal communication, health communication, social marketing, nonverbal communication, and methodology. He also leads department fund-raising efforts for victims of disasters, both locally and globally. He lives with his wife, Tamara, their two daughters, Leila 8 and Rania 6, and their two dogs, Mashi and Maddi.

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Alaa Saba

I came into a close conclusion, which believing in yourself, because our fate is full of uncertainties, but if we take responsibility about it and grab that wheel of life, we can lead ourselves to wherever we want.

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