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February 2020

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

February 10

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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Debbie Cenziper with Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America

February 12

Debbie Cenziper is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who writes for The Washington Post. She is also the director of investigative reporting at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Over 20 years, Debbie's stories have sent people to prison, changed laws, prompted federal investigations and produced more funding for affordable housing, mental health care and public schools. She has won many major awards in American print journalism, including the Robert F. Kennedy Award and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting…

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Susan Fowler with Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber

February 20

The technology op-ed editor at The New York Times, Susan Fowler has been named a "Person of the Year" by Time, The Financial Times, and the Webby Awards, and has appeared on Fortune's "40 under 40" list, Vanity Fair's New Establishment List, Marie Claire's New Guard List, the Bloomberg 50, the Upstart 50, the Recode 100, and more. She is the author of a book on computer programming that has been implemented by companies across Silicon Valley. About Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight…

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Joel Peterson with The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great (Expanded Edition)

February 26
McLean VA McLean United States

Purchase tickets here Joel Peterson is the chairman of JetBlue Airways and the founding partner of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm. Joel is on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and has been since 1992. After three careers, four decades of marriage and seven kids, and demanding roles as CFO, CEO, chairman, lead director, adjunct professor, founder, author, entrepreneur and investor, Joel is often sought as a mentor and coach by…

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Adam Cohen with Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America – a Bridge Builder Event

February 28

Adam Cohen, a former member of the New York Times editorial board and senior writer for Time magazine, is the author of Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck and Nothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he was president of volume 100 of the Harvard Law Review. About Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America  From New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen, a revelatory…

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March 2020

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

March 4

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 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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Hannah Jewell with She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It

March 5

At LILI THE FIRST 1419 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington DC, 20007 6:00pm - 8:00pm Hosted by Lili the First in Georgetown, the first 20 registrants receive a complimentary book! Due to limited seating, RSVP required. Hannah Jewell is an on camera host for the video team at The Washington Post. She was previously a writer at BuzzFeed UK, where she became known for her humor writing about gender and her satire of UK and US politics, and for presenting BuzzFeed's…

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Amy Jen Su with The Leader You Want to Be: Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self–Every Day

March 10

For almost two decades, Amy Jen Su has worked with CEOs, executives, and rising stars in organizations to sustain and scale their “highest and best” as they lead organizational change and transformation. A seasoned coach for industries such as biotechnology, private equity, software, technology, and media, Amy understands the excitement and challenges of fast-paced businesses out to make a difference in the world. Her new book The Leader You Want to Be: Five Essential Principles to Bringing Out Your Best Self – Every Day with HBR Press will be out…

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

March 16

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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Nick Morgan with Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World — HBE ENGAGE EVENT

Nick Morgan is one of America's top communication coaches and thinkers. His clients include leaders of Fortune 50 companies. His blog reaches 100,000 readers every month and is widely syndicated. He appears regularly on CNN as an expert commentator and is a frequent contributor to He is the author of Give Your Speech, Change the World and Power Cues, both from Harvard Business Review Press. About Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World Hello? Are you there? Can you hear…

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