Jamil Zaki, author and Stanford University professor
Thursday, December 8
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This event will be recorded
Please join us for this lunchtime live virtual talk on empathy with Jamil Zaki, a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. You can watch Jamil’s TED talk on empathy here.
There will be a presentation followed by Q & A. Empathy is the ability to share and understand others’ emotions. It helps people form relationships, act kindly, inspire collective action, and overcome bias. Empathy is also fragile, and often fails when we need it most—in the face of polarization, stress, and isolation. Thankfully, empathy is a skill that can develop with practice, and doing so is key to repairing our fraying social fabric.
Using tools from psychology and neuroscience, Jamil examines how empathy works and how people can learn to empathize more effectively. His writing on these topics has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The New Yorker and The Atlantic.