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Eight Dates: An Intimate Conversation with John and Julie Gottman

John Gottman, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Washington and Co-Founder, The Gottman Institute

Julie Gottman, Ph.D.

Co-Designer, Gottman Couples Therapy and Co-Founder, The Gottman Institute

Mar 13 2019

Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose

Jean Case

CEO, Case Foundation, and Chairman, National Geographic Society

Mar 11 2019

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

Katy Butler

Award-Winning Science Journalist and Author

Mar 4 2019
Grand Rounds Presentation

Never Enough: How Affective Homeostasis Creates Addiction – Marijuana and Opiates

Judith Grisel, Ph.D.

Behavioral Neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology, Bucknell University

Feb 25 2019

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

Judith Grisel, Ph.D.

Behavioral Neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology, Bucknell University

Feb 25 2019

Reach for Greatness: Education in the Age of Smart Machines

Yong Zhao, Ph.D.

Foundations Distinguished Professor, School of Education ,University of Kansas and Global Chair Professor of Education, East China Normal University

Feb 21 2019
Grand Rounds Presentation

Gene-Environment Interplay and the Biology of Misfortune

W. Thomas Boyce, MD

Lisa and John Pritzker Distinguished Profesor of Developmental and Behavioral Health, University of California, San Francisco, Co-Director, Child and Brain Development Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Feb 20 2019

The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive

W. Thomas Boyce, MD

Lisa and John Pritzker Distinguished Profesor of Developmental and Behavioral Health, University of California, San Francisco, Co-Director, Child and Brain Development Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Feb 2 2019

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

David Blight, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University Author of a dozen books

Jan 25 2019