July 23, 2014

Featured Author: Martin Wolf with The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned–and Have Still to Learn–From the Financial Crisis

Martin Wolf is the associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He is the recipient of many awards for financial journalism, for which he was also made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000. His previous books include Fixing Global Finance and Why Globalization Works. About The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned–and Have Still to Learn–From the Financial Crisis We have been inundated with books about the “financial crisis.” Surely, […]
July 21, 2014

Roll Call Book Club, 7/23: Brigid Schulte with “Overwhelmed”

This week’s Roll Call After Dark event on Wednesday, July 23 features Brigid Schulte with her new book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. In Overwhelmed, Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, asks, “Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but ‘contaminated time’? ” Roll Call’s Jason Dick writes about the event: “Things get under way at 6 p.m. and will run until […]
July 16, 2014

HBE Summer News

  Thanks to HBE summer intern Cristina Shoffner who gave us six weeks of hard work.  Cristina is now in Jackson, WY on a geological study and will return to the University of Michigan in the fall for her junior year.  She is an Environmental Sciences major.            
June 30, 2014

Featured Author: Mark Lee Greenblatt with Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front

Mark Lee Greenblatt is an attorney based in the Washington, DC, area specializing in criminal and ethics investigations. Mark is involved in several community service activities, including serving as vice president of the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, a foundation created in honor of his mother to honor excellence in education. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from Columbia University. He was also a Senior Managers in Government Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government […]
June 20, 2014

Howard Feinstein ATB Event

ATB Author Howard “Howie” Feinstein talked about “Civil Rights Then and Now” at the Takoma Park Community Center Tuesday evening. Howie sure is an affable guy.  He loves people.  Even when only ten came to hear him.  He really engaged them.  They asked great questions.  He talked to each person afterwards.  The audience loved the accordion too.  Two 22 year olds came up to him and recognized him as their substitute teacher when they attended B-CC High School! Poor Howie […]
June 18, 2014

Featured Author: Mark Ewert with The Generosity Path: Finding the Richness in Giving

Make sure to watch The Generosity Path:  Join Us video! Mark V. Ewert is a philanthropy and leadership coach for individuals, organizations, and communities. He guides clients to satisfying and high-impact non-profit relationships, while helping them ground their giving in their values, passions, and beliefs. He is a certified by Georgetown University and the International Coaching Federation, and has his Master’s from Norwich University. Mark’s experience includes leadership consulting for nonprofit and faith-based organizations. About The Generosity Path: Finding the Richness […]
June 17, 2014

Featured Author: Nick Bostrom with Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Program on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School. He is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias, Global Catastrophic Risks, and Human Enhancement. He previously taught at Yale, and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the British Academy. Bostrom has a background in physics, computational neuroscience, and mathematical logic as […]