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Our Racial Moment of Truth

Isabel Wilkerson

Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief for The New York Times

Nov 16 2015

Balancing Acceptance and Change: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the Future of Skills Training

Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Washington. Director at Linehan Behavior Research and Therapy Clinics, UW. Founder the Linehan Institute and Behavioral Tech Research, Inc.

Nov 11 2015

An Evening with Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon, Ph.D.

Best-selling author; professor of clinical psychology, Columbia University Medical Center; former president of PEN America.

Oct 20 2015

How To Raise An Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims

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

Oct 14 2015

Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family

Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO at New America

Oct 12 2015

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power Of Talk In A Digital Age

Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.

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

Oct 9 2015
Two Events

Thirty Million Words: Building a Childs Brain

Dana Suskind, M.D.

Pediatric cochlear implant surgeon and co-director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health at the University of Chicago

Sep 17 2015

Rising Strong: An Evening with Brené Brown

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LCSW

Huffington Foundation-Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston

Sep 3 2015

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Brigid Schulte

Award-winning journalist, The Washington Post; Fellow, New America Foundation and Author

May 11 2015
Two Events

Happiness is Only the Cart: Love is the Horse– The Men of the Harvard Grant Study of Adult Development

George E. Vaillant, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital Director from 1970-2005 of the Grant Study of Adult Development (1938-present), Harvard University

May 5 2015