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A Fatal Inheritance: How a Family Misfortune Revealed a Deadly Medical Mystery

Lawrence Ingrassia

Author and award-winning journalist

Joanne Lipman

Pioneering journalist and author of two bestselling books

May 28 2024

Thinking with Your Hands: How Gestures Shape Our Thoughts

Susan Goldin-Meadow, Ph.D.

Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago

Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and bestselling author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

May 23 2024

Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory’s Power to Hold on to What Matters

Charan Ranganath, Ph.D.

Professor at the University of California, Davis, Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, and director of the Dynamic Memory Lab

Gloria Mark, Ph.D.

Chancellor's Professor Emerita at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine

May 21 2024

Brave New Words: How AI Will Revolutionize Education (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

Salman Khan

Founder and CEO of Khan Academy, and founder of the nonprofits, Khan Lab School, and Khan World School

Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO of Character Lab, and the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania

May 20 2024

The Friction Project: How Smart Leaders Make the Right Things Easier and the Wrong Things Harder

Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D.

Organizational psychologist, professor emeritus at Stanford, co-founder and former co-director of the Center for Work, Technology and Organization, co-founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and co-founder of the Stanford ""

Liz Gerber, Ph.D.

Professor at Northwestern University, co-director of Northwestern’s Center for Human Computer Interaction + Design, and faculty founder of Design for America

May 15 2024

The Algebra of Wealth: A Simple Formula for Financial Security

Scott Galloway

Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business, bestselling author, podcast host, and serial entrepreneur

Adam Alter, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business

May 13 2024

Slow Burn: The Hidden Costs of a Warming World

R. Jisung Park, Ph.D.

Assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the School of Social Policy and Practice and the Wharton School of Business

Robert Frank, Ph.D.

H. J. Louis Professor Emeritus of Management and Professor Emeritus of Economics at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management

May 8 2024

The Stolen Wealth of Slavery: A Case for Reparations

David Montero

Emmy Award-nominated journalist and producer

Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D.

University Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt University and author of 25 books

May 6 2024

Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better

Kim Scott

Co-founder of Radical Candor and author of Radical Candor and Radical Respect

Heidi Stevens

Chicago-based writer and Director of External Affairs for the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

Apr 30 2024

The Civil Rights Act at 60: Is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream for Chicago and the Country Attainable?

Vaughn Bryant

Executive Director of Metropolitan Peace Initiatives (MPI), a division of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago

Lerone A. Martin, Ph.D.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor in Religious Studies and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University

Natalie Y. Moore

Award-winning journalist and author

Apr 29 2024