The Faculty of Medicine in partnership with the Compassionate Mind Research Group of the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland Australia presents Compassion and the New Normal with Sana Qadar.
How do we work together to create a healthier, more equitable and mutually supportive world?
2020 began with drought and bushfire, rapidly segueing into global pandemic. Meanwhile, movements such as #MeToo, Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion highlight the most basic flaws in our sociopolitical systems, and a tiny minority rich elite continue to extract more and more wealth to themselves forcing the majority into precarity and poverty. In such conditions there is much need for compassion: for ways to rethink the how we live and reimagine the structures by which we share the planet.
This cross-disciplinary, big-picture discussion is the last of the series of three international online events exploring the role of compassion in the New Normal. Hosted by the award-winning ABC/SBS journalist Sana Qadar, this panel will focus on ways in which we might work together to create a more compassionate world.
Peter Singer AC is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He has written, co-authored, edited or co-edited more than forty books, including ‘Animal Liberation’, ‘Practical Ethics’, ‘The Life You Can Save’, and ‘The Most Good You Can Do’. His writings have inspired both the animal rights movement and effective altruism, and he is the founder of the charity The Life You Can Save.
Liz Grant is Assistant Principal (Global Health) at the University of Edinburgh, Professor of Global Health and Development, Director of the Global Health Academy, and Co-Director the university’s Global Compassion Initiative. Her research spans the fields of planetary health, palliative care in contexts of poverty and conflict, and compassion as the value base of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Paul Gilbert OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Centre for Compassion Research and Training at the University of Derby, honorary visiting Professor at The University of Queensland, and President of the Compassionate Mind Foundation, a charity promoting wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion. He has published twenty-one books, the latest being ‘Living Like Crazy’.
March 03, 2021 | 3-4:30 pm PT
This event is presented free of charge. Please register your attendance by 5:00 pm (UTC +10) on the Monday prior to the panel. A webcast link will be sent to you by email prior to the event.