March 22: Panelists Discuss Compassion during the UCI Brain Dialogue Series

4c the Future Compassion, Consciousness, Collective Memory, Creativity
Compassion March 22 6:30-8pm

Join us March 22, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m. PST for our inaugural UCI Brain Dialogue Series: 4C the Future, where faculty from across the UCI campus will discuss Compassion.

In this panel, Drs. Nancy Guerra, Sherine Hamdy, Richard Matthew, and Julian Thayer will discuss their unique perspectives on compassion and empathy. They will dive into the nature and science of compassion, the evolution of empathy as a survival tool, the cultural and social dimensions of compassion, and the role of compassion in conflict resolution and post-conflict healing.


Headshot of Nancy Guerra

Nancy Guerra

Dean of the School of Social Ecology and Professor of Psychological Science

Headshot of Sherine Hamdy

Sherine Hamdy

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Candid headshot of Richard Matthew speaking.

Richard Matthew

Professor & Director of the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation

Headshot of Julian Thayer

Julian Thayer

Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science

About the Dialogue Series

The UCI Brain Dialogue series is a monthly forum that brings together researchers studying one phenomenon from various perspectives. Events will include 10-minute presentations from 3-4 invited speakers, followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A. This series is designed for both academics and the public. Visit the UCI Brain website for more information on upcoming talks.