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How Did We Get Here?: Empathy

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm MDT

Conversation Details

Details coming soon…

When & Where

This Merlin short led by philosopher & student scholar fellow Julianna Breit will take place in the Conference Center in Reeder’s Alley on Tuesday, Nov. 1st.  No prior background in philosophy is required to participate.

Workshop Details

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 1st  
Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm MT
Where: 101 Reeder’s Alley (Conference Center)

Registration Info

RSVP: Coming Soon…
Cost: Free (Donations Welcome)
Other: Light snacks provided.  BYOB

How Did We Get Here?

An exploration of the history of ideas

Conversation Leader

Julianna Breit is our 2021-2023 Merlin Student Scholar Fellow. Our first undergraduate fellow, Julianna was selected as junior in 2021 and did such an amazing job that we extended her fellowship for another year.  Now a senior at Carroll College, she is double-majoring in Biochemistry and Philosophy with minors in Ethics and Value Studies, Neuroscience, and Chemistry.  Valuing inquisition, creativity, integration, restoration, and understanding, Julianna strives to unite philosophy and neuroscience.  

Her research interests include Phenomenology of Emotion, Trauma, and Empathy.  She is interested in pursuing a holistic perspective of body and mind that will help to inform her understanding of the human experience and her work in the field.

Recently, Julianna participated in the prestigious Exeter Summer College Programme at the University of Oxford, where she studied the Neuroscience of Stress and Trauma under Dr. Zoltan Sarnyai (MD, PhD, M.S.).  With Merlin, she will be continuing her research on the neuroscientific and philosophical implications of sadness and grief.  

Her fellowship involves a combination of research, writing and philosophy in the community activities.  Learn more about Julianna and her 1st year fellowship projects here!



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