My guest today is Charles Pezeshki, a professor of engineering at Washington State University, and self-described world traveler, husband, and father of two. Charles has published in the field of design theory and high performance work teams. He runs a large Design Clinic and has worked on large-scale projects in various fields: from organizing sustainability education in Europe, to understanding nonlinear dynamics and complex system theory, to environmental policy and experiential education. Charles has a fascinatingly-scary way of looking at the world, but it’s a message of hope, because empathy is at the heart. For all of Charles’s thoughts you can check out his website empathy.guru. I truly enjoyed our conversation and hope you do as well.
In our conversation, we discussed evolving vs. devolving societies, psychopaths, sociopaths, the biological and evolutionary drivers of our social behavior and order, narcism, gods, stories, myths, authoritarian regimes and their foundations, different types of leadership according to a given social context, several forms of trauma, empathy and the emotions that are derived from it.
Guest Name: Charles Pezeshki
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