The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to present the second event in the John Henry Cardinal Newman Lecture series for 2010, chaired by Dr. James Giordano, director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies.
The lecture will be by Prof. Peter Moskovitz, MD, a surgeon and neurophilosopher on the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine. His talk is entitled "Toward a Neurobiological Theory of Empathy." Prof. Moskovitz will explore the question of whether human beings are neurologically predisposed to behaviors commonly described as displaying empathy, sympathy, or altruism, all of which foster interaction within groups. For more information including instructions on how to RSVP, please click here.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism, will be a keynote speaker at an interfaith conference in Hamburg, Germany, on February 19. The progam is sponsored by the non-profit association "Ethik im Alltag e. V.” (Ethics in Everyday Life), and will be held at Hamburg University. Dr. Hamid's talk will focus on the question, “How can we pray together?” The conference aims to find common ground shared by the world's religions and to foster greater understanding among them. Click here for more information about Dr. Hamid and his research in the area of Islamic radicalism.