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Two Events

Bringing Mindset, Brain Science, and Creativity to Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Jo Boaler, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics Education, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

Nov 16 2017
Two Events

Real American: Growing Up Black and Biracial in America

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Author, "How to Raise an Adult" and "Real American"

Nov 13 2017
Two Events

Human Trafficking and Exploitation: Law, Policy, and Restorative Programs

Elizabeth Melendez Fisher, MA

President and CEO, Selah Freedom

Judge Virginia Kendall

United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Katherine Kaufka Walts, JD

Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago

Nov 9 2017

Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times

Nancy Koehn, Ph.D.

Historian and James E. Robinson Chair of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Nov 3 2017

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

Chip Heath

Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Dan Heath

Senior Fellow, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University

Oct 24 2017
Evanston Township High School

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

Ta-Nehisi Coates

National Book Award-winning author of We Were Eight Years in Power, Between the World and Me, and The Water Dancer.

Oct 18 2017
Francis Parker School, Chicago

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

Ta-Nehisi Coates

National Book Award-winning author of We Were Eight Years in Power, Between the World and Me, and The Water Dancer.

Oct 17 2017

What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters

Garry Wills, Ph.D.

Professor of History Emeritus, Northwestern University

Oct 12 2017

Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World

Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP

Chief Science Officer of the American Psychological Association and the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Oct 4 2017

The All-Or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work

Eli Finkel, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Sep 28 2017