Mandel School’s Jeesoo Jeon earns prize for abstract at Global Flourishing Conference

Jeesoo Jeon, a doctoral candidate at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, was recently honored for her abstract at the Global Flourishing Conference. Scoring among the top 10 submissions, her abstract was titled “Household Challenges and Child flourishing: Moderating effects of emotional support from religious leaders.” Jeon received a $1,000 award.

She co-authored it with doctoral student Hyunjin Lee and Deborah. J. Moon, assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.

Jeon’s abstract was one of nearly 300 submissions, which were reviewed by an independent panel composed of leading academics in the field. The conference explored what it means to be human and how we can use our innate capacities to unlock humanity’s full potential, and aims to support the translation of interdisciplinary knowledge into practical tools.