The world is facing multiple crises from climate change to institutional racism to COVOD-19. Maria Armoudian speaks to three preeminent scholars from the fields of anthropology, philosophy, and psychology about the crossroads we are facing as a global community and the ways we can navigate them for the betterment of humanity.

David Livingstone Smith is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of New England. He is an expert in dehumanization and is the author of On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It.

Ervin Staub is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is an expert in the roots of violence between groups and is the author of The Roots of Goodness and Resistance to Evil: Inclusive Caring, Moral Courage, Altruism Born of Suffering, Active Bystandership, and Heroism.

Doug Fry is a Professor & Chairperson in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He is an expert in conflict studies and is the co-author of Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future.

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