Empathy and forgiveness: Seeing the heart of the enemy as a Servant Leader, with Marleen Ramsey.
Details: Our world, our country, is facing a time of incredible uncertainty and strife, with confrontations and violent clashes happening everywhere we turn. It is a time of intense political division, cultural change, and protests for justice. There is fear and dismay at the injustices we read about and witness in the news. We are appalled and shocked by the actions and behaviors of the everyday person as well as political and religious leaders. How do we bring healing and a measure of peace into the circle around us? Dr. Marleen Ramsey discusses empathy and forgiveness as played out in South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She will share stories of servant leaders such as Nelson Mandela in understanding the heart of those who seem to be our enemies.
Marleen Ramsey was born in Seoul, Korea, and orphaned during the Korean War. She was adopted by an American family and grew up in Western Oregon. Ramsey has been awarded the NISOSD Excellence Award for Teaching, AAWCC Excellence Award, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and Outstanding Faculty Member at WWCC. She has co-authored two books with Dr. Jon Stratton, A compendium of Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs), and Critical thinking: A handbook for college teachers, and in 2014, she was invited by the Aspen Institute to participate with other leaders to travel to North Africa and build educational partnerships in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya. As a professor in psychology and counseling on the undergraduate and graduate levels, Ramsey later earned positions as the Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Instruction at Walla Walla Community College. Most recently, her research with political perpetrators in South Africa was included in the anthology Servant-Leadership and Forgiveness: How Leaders Help Heal the Heart of the World.
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