February 8, 2016

Hooks Book Events Supports New Bridge to the Arts Program with A Wider Circle

Hook Book Events has partnered with A Wider Circle to deliver a new program featuring author events. The Bridge to the Arts (BTTA) program is dedicated to helping individuals and families pursue a new vision for their lives – a vision that does not include poverty – by bridging the cultural divide in Washington, DC. Bridge to the Arts (BTTA) will bring participants to local events ranging from book talks and concerts to theater programs and more. BTTA will also work with A Wider Circle’s Center […]
January 28, 2016

Matthew Desmond with Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

FRIDAY MARCH 4, 4:00PM, Washington, DC A Wider Circle Presents: Evicted, A conversation with Matthew Desmond Register here>> Join author Matthew Desmond, 2015 MacArthur “Genius” grant awardee, to hear about his acclaimed book: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. The discussion will be moderated by A Wider Circle’s founder Mark Bergel. The event will serve as a community conversation on topics discussed in the book (poverty, inequality, and homelessness) as they relate to the work of A Wider Circle and non-profit organizations.  […]
January 21, 2016

Howard Ross with Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Howard J. Ross is founder and chief learning officer of Cook Ross Inc., a diversity consulting company. He is one of the nation’s leading diversity consultants and a nationally recognized expert on diversity, leadership, and organizational change. He is past chairman of Leadership Washington and a former director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. About Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives From this fundamental truth, diversity expert Howard Ross explores the biases we each […]
January 14, 2016

Jennifer Deal with What Millennials Want from Work: How to Maximize Engagement in Today’s Workforce

Jennifer Deal is a senior research scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership and an affiliated research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. About What Millennials Want from Work: How to Maximize Engagement in Today’s Workforce Millennials have been burdened with a reputation as spoiled, lazy, and entitled, but the reality behind the stereotype is far richer and more complex. Who are Millennials and what do they really want? Based on fieldwork and […]
January 13, 2016

Adam Stelzner with The Right Kind of Crazy

Adam Stelzner is an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He worked on several flight missions, including Galileo, Cassini, and Mars Pathfinder, and the Mars Exploration Rover project. He was the phase lead and development manager for the Mars Science Laboratory and the Curiosity rover’s Entry, Descent, and Landing phase; he also helped design, build, and test the Sky Crane landing system. He lives in Pasadena, California. About The Right Kind of Crazy The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is home to some of history’s most jaw-dropping feats of engineering. […]
January 12, 2016

Alec Ross with The Industries of the Future

Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role that earned him a Distinguished Honor Award from the State Department. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an advisor to investors, corporations, and government leaders. Ross lives in Baltimore with his wife and their three young children. About The Industries of the Future […]
December 8, 2015

Malcolm Gay with The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines

Malcolm Gay is an arts reporter for The Boston Globe, where he covers visual and performing arts. He previously worked as a contributing writer at The New York Times and the critic-at-large for Riverfront Times, where he reviewed visual and performing arts. His writing has also appeared in Wired, The Atlantic, and TIME, among other publications. In 2004, the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, named Gay that year’s “Outstanding Emerging Journalist,” and in 2005 he received the James Beard Award for Nutrition or Food-Related Consumer […]