Connecting across difference has rarely been more important or more difficult. It is possible to be right next to someone physically, witness the same set of events, and yet having a completely different response, emotionally and otherwise. Mindfulness practices can help us to appreciate the uniqueness (and sometimes even strangeness) of our experience and enhance our capacity to empathize with the experience of others. Please join Profs. Elizabeth Emens, Kendall Thomas and Columbia Law students as they discuss the role of mindfulness in their lives, work and research. Professor Kathryn Judge will moderate.