Betraying Empathy: Moral Trauma and Our Capacity to Care


WHEN April 9, 2015
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

A growing body of evidence in developmental psychology, neurobiology, evolutionary anthropology, literature, and art, has reframed our understanding of empathy, and how we relate to those who are different. Humans are responsive beings, born with a voice and with a desire to live in relationships. Within ourselves, we have the requisites for love and a desire for connection. So how do we lose the capacity to care? What inhibits our ability to empathize with others? How do we lose the ability to love? The answer is important: the capacity for mutual understanding was—and may well be—key to our survival as a species.

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided. 

Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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