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Timothy Shriver is the Chairman of Special Olympics International, a global organization that changes the lives of young people with intellectual disabilities, giving them the opportunity to challenge societally assumed parameters by competing in a range of Olympic-style sports. Founded by his mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, in the 1960s, Special Olympics now involves over 5 million young athletes worldwide.
Dr Shriver is also the co-founder of UNITE - an initiative to promote unity and solidarity across differences. Dr. Shriver is a leading educator who co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and President of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation. Shriver has produced 4 films and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Fully Alive – Discovering What Matters Most.