Why isn’t everyone concerned about the welfare of all people, everywhere? Is global compassion a gift, like musical talent, a virtue of the few? Or might we all have the potential for global compassion within us, dormant? Moving Toward Global Compassion explores these possibilities, and offers a new take on empathy and altruism. In the closing chapter the Dalai Lama discusses these ideas with the author.
About the Author:
With more than 100 articles published and several honorary doctoral degrees in addition to his own distinguished academic career, Paul Ekman, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at UCSF, is the researcher and author best known for furthering our understanding of human facial and gestural expression. A pre-eminent psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions with Friesen, Haggard and Isaacs, in 2009, Ekman was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TimeTime Magazine. His work has appeared in US and foreign versions of Time Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Psychology Today, The New Yorker and many other notable publications. He has appeared on 48 Hours, Dateline, Good Morning America, 20/20, Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and many other programs. He is the author, co-author or editor of numerous books (Emotion in the Human Face (1971), Darwin and Facial Expression (1973), Unmasking the Face (1975), Facial Action Coding System (1978), Face of Man (1980), Handbook of Methods in Nonverbal Behavior Research (1982), Approaches to Emotion (1984), Telling Lies (1985), Why Kids Lie (1989), The Nature of Emotion (1994), What the Face Reveals (1997), Emotions Revealed, (2003), Emotional Awareness (2008). He is the editor of the third edition (1998) of Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals). Ekman is actively interested in catalyzing young scientists to ask difficult and important questions about the nature of emotion and communication.