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December 2019

Kathryn Sullivan with Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut’s Story of Invention

December 5

Kathryn D. Sullivan is a NASA astronaut (retired), former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and an inductee in the Astronaut Hall of Fame. About Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe.…

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Kathryn Sullivan with Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut’s Story of Invention

December 5

Kathryn D. Sullivan is a NASA astronaut (retired), former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and an inductee in the Astronaut Hall of Fame. About Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe.…

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January 2020

Frazier Benya with Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

January 7, 2020

Dr. Frazier Benya is a Senior Program Officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and is a member of the staff supporting the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM), a standing committee of the National Academies. Currently, Dr. Benya serves as the Director of the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. Recently, she served as the study director for the National Academies study “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences…

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

January 9, 2020

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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David Epstein with Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

January 13, 2020

David Epstein is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene. He has master's degrees in environmental science and journalism, and has worked as an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He lives in Washington, DC. About Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World  The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, and more.   “Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and…

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Richard A. Clarke with The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats

January 14, 2020

Richard A. Clarke is one of the world's leading experts on security, cyberspace, and terrorism. He served in the U.S. government for thirty years, including as White House counterterrorism coordinator under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and became the first White House official placed in charge of U.S. cybersecurity policy. He is the author of eight books (four works of nonfiction and four novels), including the number-one national bestseller Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror. Robert K. Knake is…

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Robert Greifeld with Market Mover: Lessons from a Decade of Change at Nasdaq

January 27, 2020

Bob Greifeld is former CEO and Chairman of Nasdaq. He is currently Chairman of Virtu Financial, a leading financial technology and trading firm; Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Cornerstone Investment Capital, a financial technology investment firm; and a board member at Capital Rock and Financeware. Bob is Chairman and Founder of the USATF Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting both athletes from disadvantaged backgrounds and our next generation of Olympians. Bob also serves on the NYC Board of Overseers. About…

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Phil Quade with The Digital Big Bang: The Hard Stuff, the Soft Stuff, and the Future of Cybersecurity

January 28, 2020

Phil Quade is the CISO of Fortinet. Phil brings more than three decades of cyber intelligence, defense, and attack experience, working across foreign, government, and commercial industry sectors. About The Digital Big Bang: The Hard Stuff, the Soft Stuff, and the Future of Cybersecurity Cybersecurity experts from across industries and sectors share insights on how to think like scientists to master cybersecurity challenges  Humankind’s efforts to explain the origin of the cosmos birthed disciplines such as physics and chemistry. Scientists conceived…

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February 2020

Charlie Gilkey with Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done

February 6, 2020

Charlie Gilkey is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a company that helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters. He is the author of The Small Business Life Cycle, and is widely cited in outlets such as Inc., Time, Forbes, the Guardian, Lifehacker, and more. He’s also an Army veteran and near-PhD in philosophy. He lives in Portland, Oregon. About Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done Productivity Meets Purpose—Discover a Powerful 9-Step Method to Start Finishing the Work That Matters…

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Susan Schneider with Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind

February 10, 2020

Susan Schneider is the NASA/Baruch Blumberg Chair at the Library of Congress and the director of the AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Fox TV, History Channel, and more. Her two-year NASA project explored superintelligent AI. Previously, she was at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton devising tests for AI consciousness. Her books include The Language of Thought, The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness, and Science Fiction and Philosophy.…

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