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A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death

BJ Miller, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco

Shoshana Berger

Editorial Director, IDEO

Dec 11 2019

Confident Parents, Confident Kids: Raising Emotional Intelligence in Ourselves and Our Kids

Jennifer Miller, M.Ed.

Author and illustrator of the blog "Confident Parents, Confident Kids"

Dec 10 2019

Building Empathy in a Fractured World

Jamil Zaki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director, Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory, Stanford University

Dec 4 2019

Raising UnSelfies: How to Raise Compassionate, Courageous Kids

Michele Borba, Ed.D.

Educational consultant, motivational speaker, and award-winning author of 24 books

Dec 2 2019

She Said: A Conversation with Megan Twohey

Megan Twohey

Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times

Nov 19 2019

The Great Juggling Act: Balancing Life as a Parent

Julie Morgenstern

Time-management and productivity specialist, and author of Organizing from the Inside Out, Never Check Email in the Morning, SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life, and the brand-new Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You

Nov 8 2019

The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World

Adam Waytz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Nov 4 2019

Year of the Monkey: An Evening with Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Writer, performer, and visual artist

Oct 26 2019

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students

Anthony Abraham Jack, Ph.D.

Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Oct 23 2019