Empathy neuroscience conference: translational relevance to conflict transformation

October 18-19, 2017 – Institute of Health, Rome, Italy (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena, 299, 00161, Roma)

This conference brings together empathy neuroscience research to tackle a key translational challenge: its relevance for conflict transformation. It focuses on the idea that taking the other person’s perspective is ultimately necessary to resolve conflict; and that conflicts are perpetuated by adopting a single perspective. The conference considers the relevance of empathy neuroscience for policy makers working in conflict transformation. The meeting will bring together an international panel of speakers (download the list of the speakers here) drawn from outstanding scientists, clinicians, scholars, and charities, focusing particularly on the potential role of empathy in the Israel-Palestine conflict. The aim is to enable dialogue and a better understanding of empathy, and to promote the development of evidence-based interventions that foster empathy in conflict zones.

The Empathy Neuroscience Conference in hosted by Foundation Child, with the scientific support of Empathy for Peace and of the ERICE Group.

Download the summary of the conference