The Great Debate: Selfless or Selfish? Richard Lui in Conversation with Dr. Jamil Zaki, Nancy and David French / Richard Lui in Conversation with Dr. Jamil Zaki, Nancy and David French - 92Y, New York

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The Great Debate: Selfless or Selfish?

Richard Lui in Conversation with Dr. Jamil Zaki, Nancy and David French
Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness

Seven years ago, news anchor Richard Lui walked into his supervisor’s office at NBC’s 30 Rock headquarters, prepared to give up his dream job.

Having just learned of his father’s Alzheimer’s, the news anchor wanted to be with him during his important last years, even if it meant setting aside his career. So Lui reduced his work hours and joined 53 million Americans in becoming a family caregiver.

In his new book, Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness, Lui explores the science behind selflessness and practical ways to apply it everyday at home, at work, and in relationships. Yet he observes, America suffers from a selfish pandemic where hate and violence has become cheap. He shares behind the scenes stories of the heroes who have shown him how small, practical choices can stop this selfish pandemic. How his coverage of breaking news over the years like the Paris terrorist attacks, racial strife, and COVID-19, he met those who rose above to be helpful, self-sacrificing and generous in the face of tragedy and loss.

So what are we? Selfless of selfish? Join us for an engaging conversation where we’ll hear both sides, and continue the great debate. We’ll hear from New York Times-bestselling author Nancy French, who collaborated with Lui on the book; David French, whose latest book explores how to reach national unity; and Dr. Jamil Zaki, a leading researcher on the science of empathy.

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Richard Lui

Richard Lui

Author Richard Lui is a veteran and award-winning journalist with more than 30 years in television …

Jamil Zaki

Jamil Zaki

Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab …

Nancy French

Nancy French

Nancy French is a five-time New York Times bestselling author …

David French

David French

David French is an attorney, political commentator, and New York Times bestselling author …

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