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All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

Jennifer Senior

Columnist and Book Critic, The New York Times

Sep 19 2014
Educator Event

Autism and My Sensory-Based World

Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

American Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson.

May 21 2014

Different Kinds of Minds

Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

American Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson.

May 21 2014

Growth Mindsets and the Wholehearted Embrace of Process

Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University

May 9 2014

Go For It: Risk-Taking, Challenge, and the Value of a Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University

May 9 2014

Playing to Win: Raising Healthy, Competitive Children

Hilary Levey Friedman, Ph.D.

Education Professor, Brown University and President of the Rhode Island chapter of the National Organization for Women (RI NOW)

Apr 23 2014

Edible Education: Teaching the Art of Simple Food

Alice Waters

Founder of The Edible Schoolyard Project

Apr 8 2014

Radiance of Tomorrow: An Evening with Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah

Author and Human Rights Activist

Mar 18 2014
Leadership Event

Managing EssentialConversations in Professional Life

Douglas Stone, JD

Managing Partner at Triad Consulting Group and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School

Sheila Heen, JD

Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School

Mar 11 2014

The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Sheila Heen, JD

Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School

Douglas Stone, JD

Managing Partner at Triad Consulting Group and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School

Mar 10 2014