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September 2019

Imani Perry with Breathe: A Letter to My Sons, a Bridge Builder Event

September 23

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she is also affiliated with the Programs in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Law and Public Affairs. Perry is the author of five books and numerous scholarly articles. Her fields of inquiry include legal history, cultural studies, literary studies, and music. She holds a PhD from Harvard in American Studies, a JD from Harvard Law School, an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center, and a BA…

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Gary Shapiro with Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation

September 24

Gary Shapiro is the president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, the U.S. trade association that represents more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owns and produces the annual International CES, the most important innovation-oriented trade show in the world. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. About Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the…

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Scott Parazynski with The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed

September 26

Scott Parazynski was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2016, and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including five NASA Space Flight Medals, two NASA Distinguished Service Medals, two NASA Exceptional Service Medals, the Aviation Week Laureate Award, the Antarctica Service Medal, the National Eagle Scout Association’s Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, and the Lowell Thomas Award from the Explorers Club. Now a tech start-up CEO and a prolific inventor, he ventures into some of the world’s most…

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Tom Wheeler with From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future

September 26

Tom Wheeler is a businessman, author, and was Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) from 2013 to 2017. Presently, he is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. For over four decades, Wheeler has been involved with new telecommunications networks and services. At the FCC he led the efforts that resulted in the adoption of Net Neutrality, privacy protections for consumers, and increased cybersecurity, among other policies. His chairmanship…

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October 2019

Robert J. Shiller with Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

October 2

Robert J. Shiller is a Nobel Prize–winning economist, the author of the New York Times bestseller Irrational Exuberance, and the coauthor, with George A. Akerlof, of Phishing for Phools and Animal Spirits, among other books. He is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and a regular contributor to the New York Times. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Twitter @RobertJShiller About Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events From Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a new way…

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Robert J. Shiller with Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

October 3

Robert J. Shiller is a Nobel Prize–winning economist, the author of the New York Times bestseller Irrational Exuberance, and the coauthor, with George A. Akerlof, of Phishing for Phools and Animal Spirits, among other books. He is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and a regular contributor to the New York Times. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Twitter @RobertJShiller About Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events From Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a new way…

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Robert J. Shiller with Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events

October 4

Robert J. Shiller is a Nobel Prize–winning economist, the author of the New York Times bestseller Irrational Exuberance, and the coauthor, with George A. Akerlof, of Phishing for Phools and Animal Spirits, among other books. He is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and a regular contributor to the New York Times. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Twitter @RobertJShiller About Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events From Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller, a new way…

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Mary Abbajay with Managing Up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss

October 8

Mary Abbajay is an acclaimed and sought after public speaker, organizational consultant, facilitator, and trainer. She is the president and founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a professional development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions. She helps clients develop the strategies, skills, and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. In short, she is committed to creating workplaces where…

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Joanne Lipman with That’s What She Said: What Men and Women Need To Know About Working Together

October 15

Joanne Lipman is Chief Content Officer of Gannett, the publishing company which owns USA Today. She began her career at the Wall Street Journal, where she was the first woman to become Deputy Managing Editor and supervised coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. She was also the founding editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Portfolio magazine and portfolio.com. She lives in New York City. About That's What She Said: What Men and Women Need To Know About Working Together  Going beyond the message of Lean In and The Confidence Code,…

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Heather Boushey with Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It — Programs with a Purpose

October 30

Heather Boushey is the President & CEO and co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, which was launched in 2013. She is one of the nation’s most influential voices on economic policy and a leading economist who focuses on the intersection between economic inequality, growth, and public policy. Her forthcoming book, Unbound: How Economic Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It (Harvard University Press) will be released in October 2019. She is also the author of Finding…

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