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Your Turn: How to Be an Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims

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

Gia Clarke

Founding member of the Honors BIPOC Coalition, Loyola University Chicago

Apr 22 2021

Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry

27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee

Twelfth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago (2008-2020)

Apr 20 2021

Love Without Reason

LaRayia Gaston

Founder, Lunch on Me

Kriste Peoples

Producer, writer, speaker, and mindfulness meditation teacher

Apr 19 2021

The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms

Ian Rosenberg, J.D.

Assistant Chief Counsel for ABC News and author, "The Fight for Free Speech"

Michael Signer, J.D., Ph.D.

Author and former mayor of Charlottesville, VA

Apr 15 2021

Power, Agency, and Identity: Reflections on Girlhood

Melissa Febos

Award-winning author and associate professor at the University of Iowa

Heather Havrilesky

“Ask Polly” advice columnist and essayist

Apr 13 2021

Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Understanding

Larry Olmsted

Author and award-winning journalist

Michael Patrick Shiels

Author, travel writer, and award-winning syndicated radio host

Apr 8 2021

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

Hanif Abdurraqib

Poet, essayist, and music critic

Nate Marshall

Award-winning author, editor, poet, playwright, performer, educator, speaker, and rapper.

Apr 6 2021

The Empathy Diaries: An Evening with Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.

Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, MIT

Rabbi Wendi Geffen

Senior Rabbi at North Shore Congregation Israel

Mar 24 2021

Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work

Lindsey Pollak

New York Times bestselling author and multigenerational workplace expert

Mary Simon

Director of career advising and education in the Career Management Center at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Mar 23 2021

Smart Women Love Money: 5 Simple, Life-Changing Rules of Investing

Alice Finn

CEO, PowerHouse Assets LLC

Shubha Chakravarthy

Marketing strategist and financial services veteran

Mar 18 2021