Empathy and Our Future
Mar 10, 2021 |
Back to events
Read more about this event in the Bulletin.
While many in America are now debating accountability vs. unity, there is another concept that belongs in any conversation about how America can recover from a divisive election, devastating pandemic, and long history of racial injustice – empathy. This event was an opportunity to explore empathy in our increasingly digital world.
Eric Liu, cochair of the American Academy’s Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship, and Sherry Turkle, author of the newly released memoir The Empathy Diaries, discussed the search for authentic connection and repairing torn social fabric in our challenging times.
Eric P. Liu
President and CEO
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David W. Oxtoby
American Academy of Arts & Sciences