Family Action Network events are free and open to the public.

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ZOOM EVENT

A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope

David Ambroz

Head of Community Engagement (West) for Amazon and Author

Brandon Nichols

Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

Jan 31 2023
ZOOM EVENT

Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life

Dacher Keltner, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, Faculty Director of the Greater Good Science Center, and bestselling author

Susan Cain

Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling books Quiet and Bittersweet

Jan 26 2023
ZOOM EVENT + BOOK GIVEAWAY!

The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness

Robert Waldinger, MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, director of the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, co-director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, and co-founder of the Lifespan Research Foundation

Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.

William Henry Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School

Jan 24 2023
ZOOM EVENT

This Beauty: A Philosophy of Being Alive

Nick Riggle, Ph.D.

Associate professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego

Todd Kashdan, Ph.D.

Professor of psychology, George Mason University, and bestselling author

Jan 19 2023
ZOOM EVENT

You Need a Manifesto: How to Craft Your Convictions and Put Them to Work

Charlotte Burgess-Auburn, MA

Director of Community at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University

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

Jan 12 2023
IN-PERSON EVENT, #2 of 2

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond

Lydia Denworth

Award-winning science journalist, author of Friendship, and co-author of Parent Nation.

Dec 7 2022
IN PERSON EVENT, #1 OF 2

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond

Lydia Denworth

Award-winning science journalist, author of Friendship, and co-author of Parent Nation.

Dec 6 2022
IN-PERSON EVENT + LIVE STREAM

Who Gets In and Why: Inside College Admissions

Jeff Selingo

Journalist and author

Andy Borst, Ph.D.

Director of Undergraduate Admissions at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nov 30 2022
IN-PERSON EVENT + LIVE STREAM

Mapping Your College Search: Finding the Right Fit at the Right Price

Ron Lieber

"Your Money" Columnist for The New York Times

Jeff Selingo

Journalist and author

Andrea Mondragón

The Joan Feitler ’49 Co-Director of College Counseling at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago

Nov 29 2022
GRAND ROUNDS!

GRAND ROUNDS: Healing Developmental Trauma: The NeuroAffective Relational Model for Resolving ACEs and C-PTSD

Laurence Heller, Ph.D.

Creator of the NeuroAffective Relational Model© (NARM) and senior faculty member at the NARM Training Institute

Brad Kammer, LMFT

Licensed marriage and family therapist and NARM master therapist, consultant, and faculty trainer

Nov 18 2022