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July 12, 2016

Roger Lowenstein with America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve

Roger Lowenstein reported for The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg , The New York Review of Books, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His books include Buffett, When Genius Failed, Origins of the Crash, While America Aged, and The End of Wall Street. He has three children and lives with his wife in Newton, Massachusetts. About America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve A tour de force of […]
June 8, 2016

Pagan Kennedy with Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World

Pagan Kennedy was the New York Times Magazine’s “Who Made That?” columnist, and is the author of the New York Times Notable Book Black Livingstone, the Barnes & Noble Discover pick Spinsters, and other books. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Dwell, The Nation, and elsewhere. About Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World A father cleans up after his toddler and imagines a cup that won't spill. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and has an idea. A doctor figures out how to deliver patients to the operating room […]
May 11, 2016

D. Watkins with The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir

   Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun D. Watkins is a columnist for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, Guardian, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He holds a master's in Education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore. He is a college professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project. Watkins has been the recipient of numerous awards including Ford's Men of Courage and a BME […]
May 6, 2016

Meg Jacobs with Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s

Meg Jacobs is a research scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Her first book, Pocketbook Politics: Economic Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America (2005), won the Organization of American Historians' Ellis W. Hawley Prize for the best book on political economy, politics, and institutions of the modern United States, as well as the New England History Association's Best Book Award. About Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s, In Panic at the Pump, […]
May 5, 2016

Dan Shapiro with Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts

Daniel Shapiro, Ph.D., is a world-renowned expert on negotiation and conflict resolution. He founded and directs the Harvard International Negotiation Program, which has pioneered innovative strategies and teaching methodologies to address the human dimensions of conflict resolution. Dr. Shapiro also is an associate professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital and affiliated faculty at Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation, where he serves as the associate director of the Harvard Negotiation Project. For three years, Dr. Shapiro chaired the World […]
April 11, 2016

Martha Joynt Kumar with Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power

Martha Joynt Kumar is a professor of political science at Towson University. She is the author of  Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communications Operation, winner of the American Political Science Association’s 2008 Richard E. Neustadt Best Book Award, and the coauthor of Portraying the President: The White House and the News Media. About Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power It’s one of the hallmarks of American democracy: on inauguration day, the departing […]
April 10, 2016

Angela Duckworth with Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. An expert in non-I.Q. competencies, she has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Prior to her career in research, she was an award-winning math and science teacher as well as the founder of a summer school for low-income children that won the Better Government Award from the state of Massachusetts. She completed her BA […]
March 29, 2016

Arianna Huffington with The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

Arianna Huffington is the cofounder, president, and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. Her most recent book, Thrive, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Among her other bestselling books are Third World America, On Becoming Fearless, and Pigs at the Trough. About The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences – on our […]
March 27, 2016

Kim Azzarelli with Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose

is a business, philanthropic, and legal advisor focused on advancing women and girls. Together with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ms. Azzarelli is a co-founder of Seneca Women and co-author of the new book Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose. She is Chair and Co-founder of Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, and a Partner atSeneca Point Global. Prior to her work with Seneca, Ms. Azzarelli served as Senior Vice President of the Newsweek Daily Beast Company, […]
March 22, 2016

John H. Johnson with Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day

Dr. John H. Johnson, IV is an expert witness who has testified and consulted in cases involving how one uses and interprets data in a wide range of settings. As CEO and co-founder of Edgeworth Economics – a leading consulting firm with offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Pasadena – John heads a data-driven company that has been featured on NPR, the Washington Post, USA Today, and HuffPost Live. As an economist and statistician, John specializes in teaching people how to […]
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