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The War for Kindness

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The Commonwealth Club

110 The Embarcadero

San Francisco, CA 94105

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Jamil Zaki, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab; Author, The War for Kindness

Are Americans suffering from an "empathy deficit,” as Barack Obama claimed in 2006? Studies do show that we are less caring than we were even 30 years ago. But Jamil Zaki argues that empathy is not a fixed trait we’re born with. It's a skill we can all strengthen through effort. Drawing on both classic and cutting-edge research, including experiments from his own lab, Zaki shows how we can overcome toxic cultural divisions. He also tells the stories of people who are living these principles—fighting for kindness in the most difficult of circumstances. Written with clarity and passion, The War for Kindness is an inspiring call to action.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Max Thelen Boardroom, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
MLF: Humanities
Program organizer: George Hammond

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