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June 2019

Andres Oppenheimer with The Robots Are Coming!: The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation

June 24

Andrés Oppenheimer is editor and syndicated foreign affairs columnist with The Miami Herald, anchor of Oppenheimer Presenta on CNN En Español, and author of seven books. Oppenheimer is the co-winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize as a member of The Miami Herald team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. He won the Inter-American Press Association Award twice (1989 and 1994) and the 1997 award of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is also the winner of the 1993 Ortega y Gasset Award of Spain's daily El…

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D. Watkins with We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America, Programs with a Purpose

June 25

Hooks Book Events partners with A Wider Circle and Leadership Greater Washington to produce Programs with a Purpose. This is a free, public event. Register here D. Watkins is Editor at Large for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He holds a Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore. He is a college professor at the University…

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D. Watkins with We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America, A Bridge Builder Event

June 25

D. Watkins is Editor at Large for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He holds a Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore. He is a college professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project–– and has also been the recipient of numerous awards including BMe Genius Grant and Ford’s Men of…

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Nick Craig with Leading from Purpose: Clarity and the Confidence to Act When It Matters Most

June 26

Nick Craig is the president and founder of the Authentic Leadership Institute, where he has guided over 5000 executives in the last ten years on the journey to discover and lead with purpose and has worked with organizations including GE, Unilever, Goldman Sachs, and West Point Military Academy. About Leading from Purpose: Clarity and the Confidence to Act When It Matters Most Drawing on ten years of experience working with more than 10,000 executives from companies around the globe, Nick Craig takes…

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Deborah Lee James with Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success

June 26
Reston VA Reston United States

Deborah Lee James, former Secretary of the Air Force, has served in senior homeland and national security management, policy and program positions in the US Government and private sector for more than 35 years. She has led and transformed large-scale enterprises, including a $2 billion private sector entity and a $140 billion government agency, the U.S. Air Force. Today she serves on the boards of several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations; provides strategic advice to a variety of firms; and speaks on…

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Rob Jolles with Why People Don’t Believe You…: Building Credibility from the Inside Out

June 26
New York NY New York United States

Rob Jolles is a sought-after speaker and best-selling author who teaches, entertains, and inspires audiences worldwide. For more than 30 years, he has trained, coached, and consulted with tens of thousands of individuals whose success depends on their ability to be believed. His keynotes and workshops have taken him around the world; he’s accumulated more than 2.5 million miles in the air and worked with hundreds of organizations, including companies in North America, Europe, Africa, and the Far East. These…

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July 2019

Elizabeth Cobbs with The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers, A Bridge Builder Event

Elizabeth Cobbs earned her Ph.D. in American history at Stanford University. She now holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M University and a Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Her books have won four literary prizes, two for American history and two for fiction. Elizabeth has been a Fulbright scholar in Ireland and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She has served on the Historical Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department and…

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Dan Schawbel with Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation

July 18

Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, partner, and research director at Future Workplace, and the founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. He is the bestselling author of two career books: Promote Yourself and Me 2.0. Through his companies, he's conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, Virgin, IBM, Coca-Cola, and Oracle. Dan has written countless articles for Forbes, Fortune, TIME, The Economist, and The Harvard Business Review. Considered "one of today's more dynamic young entrepreneurs" by Inc. Magazine, Schawbel has…

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Amy Edmondson with The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

July 23
Boston MA Boston United States

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. Her work explores teaming – the dynamic forms of collaboration needed in environments characterized by uncertainty and ambiguity. She has also studied the role of psychological safety in teamwork and innovation. Before her academic career, she was Director of Research at Pecos River Learning Centers, where she worked with founder and CEO Larry Wilson to design change programs in large companies. In the early 1980s,…

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Josephine Wolff with You’ll see this message when it is too late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches

July 24

Josephine Wolff is Assistant Professor in the Public Policy Department and Computer Security Department at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a Faculty Associate at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a Fellow at the New America Cybersecurity Initiative. She has written for Internet Policy Review, Slate, the Atlantic, Scientific American, the New Republic, and other publications. About You'll see this message when it is too late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches  What we can learn from the aftermath of…

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