Lecture / Reading

"The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World"

Sponsored by Stanford Center on Longevity


Thursday, February 13, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 366 Galvez St, Stanford, CA 94305
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Stanford Century on Longevity Distinguished Lecture Series 

Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. Using tools from psychology and neuroscience, he and his colleagues examine 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

In his recent book, The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, Zaki examines the different facets of empathy, and finds that it can be cultivated in sustainable ways.

Lecture will be followed by a reception from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM. Copies of this book will be available for purchase and signing by the author. 

While this event is free and open to the public, we ask that you please register for planning purposes. 


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