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April 2019

Steven G. Rogelberg with The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance

April 23

Steven G. Rogelberg is Chancellor's Professor at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, for distinguished national, international, and interdisciplinary contributions. He has well over 100 publications and recently won the highly prestigious Humboldt Award for his research on meeting science. His work has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, CBS News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, Guardian, National Geographic, and Scientific American Mind, among others. In addition to his research and teaching, he consults for small and large organizations, including IBM,…

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Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau with Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work

April 23
Reston VA Reston United States

Ravin Jesuthasan is Managing Director at Willis Towers Watson and a recognized global thought leader on the future of work. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Steering Committee on Work and Employment and has been recognized as one of the 25 most influential consultants in the world. Jesuthasan has been featured extensively by leading business media including CNN, the BBC, the Financial Times, The Nikkei (Japan), Les Echos (France), Valor Economico (Brazil), and the South China Morning…

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Richard O. Prum with The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us

April 29
Ashburn VA Ashburn United States

Richard O. Prum is William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology at Yale University, and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. He has conducted field work throughout the world, and has studied fossil theropod dinosaurs in China. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010. About The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, SMITHSONIAN, AND WALL…

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May 2019

Frederick F. Wherry with Credit Where It’s Due: Rethinking Financial Citizenship, A Bridge Builder Event

Frederick F. Wherry is professor of sociology at Princeton University. Kristin S. Seefeldt is associate professor of social work and associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. Anthony S. Alvarez is assistant professor of sociology at California State University, Fullerton. About Credit Where It's Due: Rethinking Financial Citizenship An estimated 45 million adults in the U.S. lack a credit score at time when credit invisibility can reduce one’s ability to rent a home, find employment, or secure a mortgage or loan.…

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Lynne Olson with Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler

Lynne Olson is the New York Times bestselling author of Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War; Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939–1941; and Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour. Among her five other books is Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England. Lynne Olson lives with her husband in Washington, D.C. About Madame Fourcade's Secret War:…

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Frederick F. Wherry with Credit Where It’s Due: Rethinking Financial Citizenship — Programs with a Purpose

Register to attend Frederick F. Wherry is professor of sociology at Princeton University. About Credit Where It's Due: Rethinking Financial Citizenship An estimated 45 million adults in the U.S. lack a credit score at time when credit invisibility can reduce one’s ability to rent a home, find employment, or secure a mortgage or loan. As a result, individuals without credit—who are disproportionately African American and Latino—often lead separate and unequal financial lives. Yet, as sociologists and public policy experts Frederick Wherry, Kristin…

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John P. Carlin with Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat

May 7
Herndon, VA United States

John P. Carlin is the former Assistant Attorney General for National Security under Barack Obama, where he worked to protect the country against international and domestic terrorism, espionage, cyber, and other national security threats. A career federal prosecutor and graduate of Harvard Law School, John has spent much of the last decade working at the center of the nation's response to the rise of terrorism and cyber threats, including serving as National Coordinator of the Justice Department's Computer Hacking and Intellectual…

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Gretchen Rubin with Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness

May 9

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before and The Happiness Project. A member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, Rubin has an enormous following in print and online; her books have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide, in more than thirty-five languages; and on her popular daily blog, gretchenrubin.com, she reports…

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Jean Case with Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose

Jean Case, the first female Chairman of the National Geographic Society in its 130-year history and CEO of the Case Foundation, is a philanthropist, investor, and internet and impact investing pioneer who advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs. Her career in the private sector spanned nearly two decades before she co-founded the Case Foundation in 1997. Before the Case Foundation, she was a senior executive at America Online, Inc.…

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Jules Pieri with How We Make Stuff Now: Turn Ideas into Products That Build Successful Businesses

Jules Pieri is cofounder and CEO of The Grommet, a site that has launched more than 3,000 innovative consumer products since 2008. The company’s Citizen Commerce™ movement is reshaping how products are discovered, shared, and bought. Jules started her career as an industrial designer for technology companies and was an executive at Keds, Stride Rite, and Playskool. The Grommet is her third startup, following roles as VP at Continuum and president of Ziggs. She was named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful…

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