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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Aurangzeb Haneef

 Aurangzeb Haneef and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Pakistan

Aurangzeb Haneef is a religious scholar and teacher in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.  He completed a Masters of Theological Studies at Harvard University. Earlier, at two universities in Austria and Spain he completed an International Master in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies with a focus on Religion/Islam and Peace building.

Aurangzeb is interested in Religion and Peace building, especially from an Islamic perspective. In this dialog and interview, we talked about the role of empathy as being foundational to peace building. In Pakistan there is great polarization between the conservative and liberal social factions and they are not talking to each other with empathy. Aurangzeb sees empathy as being central to the peace building process and he works to create dialog between the different social factions in his classes.

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Aurangzeb Haneef and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy in Pakistan




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