As a university researcher, I investigated how empathy works when people talk with each other and about each other in contexts of conflict and violence. My projects were funded by the UK Econcomic and Social Research Council (ESRC) from 2009 – 2013.

This blog began to help in making sense of the project findings, which are now available here:

Living with Uncertainty project –  http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/livingwithuncertainty/

Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation project: http://www.open.ac.uk/edict

From October 2015, I have been Senior Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the Cinepoetics Centre for Advanced Film Studies at the Freie Universität, Berlin.

8 Responses to “About”
  1. Ruben says:

    My name is Ruben Donnard, I’m a French Student studying at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya and I’m participating in a global project called the Global Empathy Experiment.
    As a group of worldwide students, we launched two weeks ago this non-profit organization and campaign that aim to make people worldwide share empathy stories to promote good actions and thoughts, and feelings of similarity or relativity.
    The project hopes to connect people from all around the world through the power of empathy, humanitarian actions, humor, creativity, and love, while trying to counteract negative feelings generated by worldwide disasters, catastrophes and attacks
    Global Empathy Experiment ask people from all over the world to share their stories, videos, and pictures that emphasize the notion of mutual empathy or goodness.
    We are still in a process of contacting potential online seeders in order to generate virality and reach a larger audience.
    We have created a Global Empathy Experiment website, Facebook account, YouTube account, Instagram account, Vine account, and Twitter account in order to share the movement.
    If you also want to share your stories or other things, here are the different Hashtag:

    – Instagram – @GlobalEmpathyExperiment and hashtag of #globalempathy

    – Vine video – @GlobalEmpathyEx and #GlobalEmpathy

    – Twitter – @GlobalEmpathyEx and #GlobalEmpathy

    – Facebook page – just post directly on our page of global empathy experiment.
    In this process, I’m looking for Empathy experts in academia, blogs, newspapers and mags, etc. I know that your position can help us to develop this project and create more buzz and awareness abouth empathy.
    You can also visit us on our official website: http://www.GlobalEmpathyExperiment.org
    Thank you very much for you participation, and don’t forget: We are all in this together!


    Ruben Donnard

  2. Sherita says:

    My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different web address and thought I might as well check things out.

    I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to looking over your web page yet

    • Lynne Cameron says:

      Welcome Sherita!
      The projects are now completed and I am spreading the results. There’s lots to read and link to. Enjoy.

      • aroraananya2 says:

        Dear Lynne – you mentioned you spreading the results – where would I find those ? A very interesting topic and experiment – would love to hear more about it. Thanks !

      • Lynne Cameron says:

        See the Living with Uncertainty project (Working Papers) and Empathy Dynamics in Conflict Transformation websites via the Links

  3. What a fun coincidence! I am now reading your book “Teaching Language to Young Learners” for a TESOL certificate course we are starting out our university here in Daegu, Korea, so I decided to Google you. I found you on Academia.edu and this led me to this blog. I too am very interested in empathy, language, and teacher education! Happy to find you here through this sequence of events!

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