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The Age of Empathy, The Exile of Exclusion

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 12:30am - 2:00pm

Is Autism an "empathy disorder," as Simon Baron-Cohen says? And if, as many today claim, empathy is fundamental to human identity, then where does this leave people identified as autistic? During this talk, Dr, McDonagh will dissect the autism / empathy dichotomy while exploring the parallel histories of these concepts.

Where: Room 200, Jack Bell Building, School of Social Work, UBC, 2080 West Mall

Contact: Cindy Chapman, Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship

Phone: 604-822-5872

Email: cic.ubc@ubc.ca