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ZOOM EVENT

The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide

Steven W. Thrasher, Ph.D.

Daniel H. Renberg chair at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism

Alida Bouris, Ph.D., MSW

Associate Professor in the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

Oct 10 2022
IN-PERSON EVENT

EVENT #2: Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

Becky Kennedy, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist and author of "Good Inside"

Heidi Stevens

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

Oct 7 2022
IN-PERSON EVENT

EVENT #1: Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

Becky Kennedy, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist and author of "Good Inside"

Heidi Stevens

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

Oct 6 2022
ZOOM EVENT

The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive

Lisa L. Lewis, MS

Parenting journalist and author of The Sleep-Deprived Teen

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Award-winning science journalist and author who writes the weekly Well newsletter for The New York Times

Sep 29 2022
ZOOM EVENT

The No Club: Putting an End to Women’s Dead-End Work

Lise Vesterlund, Ph.D.

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh

Barbara Bernstein

Chief Human Resources Officer at Magnetar Capital

Sep 28 2022
IN-PERSON EVENT

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture

Gabor Maté, MD

Physician, trauma and addiction expert, bestselling author, and speaker

Nancy Burgoyne, Ph.D.

Chief Clinical Officer, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Sep 22 2022
ZOOM EVENT

Behind Their Screens: What Teens are Facing (and What Adults are Missing)

Carrie James, Ph.D.

Sociologist and researcher at Project Zero at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education

Emily Weinstein, Ed.D.

Social scientist and researcher at Project Zero at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education

Merve Lapus

Vice President of Education Outreach and Engagement at Common Sense Media

Sep 20 2022
ZOOM EVENT

Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides

Geoffrey L. Cohen, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and the James G. March Professor of Organizational Studies in Education and Business at Stanford University

Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist, author, and interim president of Mount Holyoke College

Sep 15 2022
ZOOM EVENT

The Milky Way: An Autobiography of Our Galaxy

Moiya McTier, Ph.D.

Astrophysicist, folklorist, science communicator, and author

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of physics and astronomy and core faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of New Hampshire

Sep 12 2022