Jamil Zaki Awarded PECASE: the Highest Honor Bestowed by the US Government to Scientists
Established in 1996, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) acknowledges outstanding contributions in STEM education and community service. This year, Associate Professor of Psychology at Stanford University Jamil Zaki received the prestigious award.
Much of Jamil Zaki’s research focuses on how we can build and strengthen our connections to one another in a world that’s become increasingly polarized. Author of the acclaimed book The War For Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, Zaki informs us that empathy is not a character trait, but a skill we can develop with dedication and practice. Zaki was nominated for the PECASE award by the National Science Foundation for his exceptional, groundbreaking contributions to the field. He is one of twelve faculty members at Stanford who was honored.
Now an in-demand empathy speaker all over the world, Zaki shows us how empathy in action can transform our professional, creative, and personal relationships.
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