The How To Talk to People About Things Conversation SerieS PRESENTS
Dr. Julia Shaw
Evil: The Science Behind
Humanity's Dark Side
in conversation with
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Event starts promptly at 7:00
The Arts and Letters Club, 14 Elm St, Toronto
($12 for How to Talk to People About Things alumni)
Tickets go on sale on Eventbrite on Wednesday, Jan 30 at 10:00 am
Book sales by Ben McNally Books
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Dr. Julia Shaw is the author of Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side. The book aims to re-examine how we talk about evil, to look at the ways our ideas of evil are based on misinformation and confusion, and the serious harm that this does in the world. She argues that we might be better off to do away with the label altogether and that we need to approach the people and things we call evil with greater curiosity and even empathy.
I think these ideas are tremendously exciting, important, and complicated. I’m really excited to talk with Dr. Shaw about all this, and about her other work.
Dr. Shaw is a criminal psychologist, best known for her work in the area of false memories. She also co-founded the artificial intelligence start-up Spot, which helps employees report workplace harassment and discrimination. (Read more about her here, and about the book here).
This event is the part of How to Talk to People About Things conversation series, an irregular series of live events where I talk with writers and other people whose ideas connect to the topics of helping people better communicate, collaborate, and understand each other’s points of view.
I hope to see you there!
(Photo credit of Dr. Shaw by Boris Breuer)