In the face of climate change, social inequalities, a mental health crisis, geopolitical threats, and rapidly advancing technologies, empathy has never been more important to democracy and the future of humanity.
The good news: Humans are born to empathize, empathy has been a part of our successful evolution as a species, and extending empathy is good for us.
Practicing empathy on purpose can lead to better health, happier and more productive workplaces, and a more meaningful life.
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Master of Ceremony
Debra Arbec is the award-winning host of CBC Montreal News at 6, bringing viewers the local news of the day. Her passion lies in politics and hearing and sharing people’s stories. From the anchor desk and in the field, Debra has covered many of the biggest news stories in the province.
Dr Thupten Jinpa Langri
Thupten Jinpa Langri is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, former monk and an academic of religious studies. He has been the principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1985. He is the founder and chairman of the Compassion Institute as well as the chairman of the Mind and Life Institute.