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Dr. James Doty

Founder & Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford

James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He collaborates with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the moral, social and neural bases for compassion and altruism. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As a philanthropist, Dr. Doty supports a number of charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing healthcare throughout the world.

"Can we rewire the brain to become more compassionate?"

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In detail

Dr Doty supports a variety of research initiatives and has provided scholarships and endowed chairs at multiple universities including Stanford University and Tulane University School of Medicine, his Alma Mater. He serves on the Board of a number of non-profit organizations including the Dalai Lama Foundation of which he is chairman and the Board of Governors of Tulane University School of Medicine. He also serves on the Senior Advisory Board of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions and the Advisory Board of the Greater Good Science Center. Dr. Doty is the founder of the World Compassion Initiative.

What he offers you

Dr James Doty is on the cutting edge of our knowledge of the brain and the heart: how they talk to each other; what compassion means in the body and in action; and how we can reshape our lives and perhaps our species through the scientific and human understanding we are now gaining.

How he presents

An empowering and emotive speaker, Dr James Doty talks passionately about his goals and dreams and leaves audiences inspired with his simple yet effective ideas.

Languages

He presents in English.

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Speaking topics

  • The Science of Compassion

Books and publications

  • 2016
    Into the Magic Shop

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