Christy Vines

| Ideos Institute

| CEO and President

Christy Vines is an empathy expert, conflict transformer, thought leader, and social commentator. She’s best known for her high-energy keynotes, unique perspective on faith, society, and culture, and her ability to help people bridge differences and connect more authentically.

Christy is a Harvard Kennedy School graduate and founding president of Ideos Institute, an organization focused on the advancement of Empathic Intelligence and the equipping of Christian leaders to engage empathically in the major questions of our time. In 2015, Christy left the field of national security and global conflict to find answers to the disconnections, biases, and misperceptions that often underlie conflict in the first place. She now leads an organization conducting seminal work in the field of Empathic Intelligence and its application to conflict transformation, social cohesion, communal resiliency, and servant leadership.

Christy is a published writer, international speaker, and the executive producer of the 2022 documentary film, Dialogue Lab: America, a moving take on the current state of division and polarization in America. She has appeared on podcasts like How Do We Fix It and Bob Goff’s Dream Big Podcast, and has been published in places like the Washington Post, Christianity Today, and Capital Commentary

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