Religious people often assume that those without a belief in the supernatural cannot find beauty and inspiration in this world. Non-believers know that meaning in this world is of their own making and not dictated by a higher being, which evolutionary psychologist Elisabeth Cornwell will discuss.
Cornwell, who has been with the Richard Dawkins Foundation since its inception and is its executive director, also is on the Board of Directors of CFI's Council for Secular Humanism. Her innovative ideas include the OUT Campaign, Non-Believers Giving Aid, the science vignettes, the Four Horsemen and other DVDs, and bringing childcare to national conferences. She has worked to create an atmosphere of cooperation within the secular movement, bringing Dawkins and other speakers to conferences and university campuses across the U.S. and Canada.
Cornwell has published in the popular press on matters ranging from science to Women's issues. USA Today listed her as one of the prominent women in the Freethought community. Through her leadership, the Dawkins Foundation will continue to influence and expand the ideas and values of secularism on a global level.