Conversations with John Inazu

Jul 23 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chesterfield
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Conversation with John Inazu – The Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis.

Come join us as we interview John and discuss his new book “Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect” His book seeks to help people disagree better. We are not very good at disagreement: we view our adversaries not only as wrong but increasingly as evil, we resist notions of forgiveness, and we distrust institutions that try to mediate our disagreements. The book’s narrative flow follows the course of an academic year.

Each chapter addresses a question for each month:

  • August: How Do We Learn Empathy?
  • September: Can We Know What’s Fair?
  • October: What Happens When We Can’t Compromise?
  • November: Can We Have Difficult Conversations?
  • December: Can We See People Instead of Problems?
  • January: Can We Trust Faith?
  • February: Can Anything Be Neutral?
  • March: Where is the Line Between Wrong and Evil?
  • April: Is Forgiveness Possible?
  • May: Can We Be Friends?