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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Conor Shapiro



TEDxMiddlebury - Conor Shapiro - The Risk of Empathy 

  • 00:00 hard to talk about empathy without defining it as a way of practicing

    • in the shoes of others

    • difficult

    • how do I put it into practice

    • it's difficult, we have to work at it

    • in the field I work, global health

  • 2:00 what is development?

    • development is about listening to local voices - Haiti

    • people question of rights

    • depending on where your born depends on your rights

    • how can we help others to achive those rights

  • 4:30 He went to Haiti to teach English

    • lot's of  HIV/aids

    • perhaps because of lack of empathy people were dying

    • how could we find funding

  • 7:15 -  he tells story of going to Haiti, earthquake

    • (not a much about empathy)

  • 13:30 - the needs are enormous

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