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Year of the Monkey: An Evening with Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Writer, performer, and visual artist

Oct 26 2019

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students

Anthony Abraham Jack, Ph.D.

Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Oct 23 2019

Fair Play: A System for Domestic Rebalance

Eve Rodsky

Author, Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), and Founder, Philanthropy Advising Group.

Oct 14 2019

The Water Dancer: An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

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 4 2019
Grand Rounds Presentation

Grand Rounds: Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Founding director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and professor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine.

Oct 1 2019

Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Founding director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and professor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine.

Oct 1 2019

Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration

Emily Bazelon

Staff Writer at The New York Times Magazine, Truman Capote fellow for Creative Writing and Law and Lecturer at Yale Law School

Sep 26 2019
Two Events

The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Paul Tough

Bestselling author of How Children Succeed, Helping Children Succeed, and the forthcoming The Years That Matter Most

Sep 16 2019

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D.

Founding Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center, American University

Sep 6 2019