Empathetic Peace

Chair: David Welch

What role does empathy play in the construction of stable peace?  How important is it?  This panel examines these questions from a variety of perspectives: first, the perspective of social science (macro); second, the perspective of social action (meso); and third, the perspective of what might be called “inner self” or “state of mind” (micro).  Is empathy a necessary condition for peace?  A sufficient condition?  Necessary and sufficient?  Merely helpful?  Irrelevant?