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October 2019

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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Susan Hockfield with The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

October 30

Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., president emerita and professor of neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was the first woman and first life scientist to lead MIT. She is a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. About The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution  From the former president of MIT, the story of the next technology revolution, and how it will change our lives. A century ago, discoveries…

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Adrianna Smith with a Poetry Workshop for DC Students — a Bridge Builder Event

October 31

Adrianna Smith is a writer based in Washington, D.C. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Poet Lore and The Beltway Poetry Quarterly, which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her freelance work has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington City Paper and Washington Post. A graduate of the 2019 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference at Middlebury, she holds degrees in English from the University of St. Andrews and Georgetown University. She hosts the monthly Makars Open Mic Series which draws an average audience of 50 people and performers of all…

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November 2019

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

November 12

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

November 12

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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Melanie Mitchell with Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

November 18

Melanie Mitchell has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Michigan, where she studied with the cognitive scientist and writer Douglas Hofstadter; together, they created the Copycat program, which makes creative analogies in an idealized world. The author or editor of five books and numerous scholarly papers, she is currently professor of computer science at Portland State University and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. About Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans  No recent scientific enterprise has…

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Reginald Dwayne Betts with Felon: Poems – a Bridge Builder Event

November 20

Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet, essayist, and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice. He writes and lectures about the impact of mass incarceration on American society. He is the author of three collections of poetry, Felon, Bastards of the Reagan Era, and Shahid Reads His Own Palm, as well as a memoir, A Question of Freedom. A graduate of Yale Law School, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife and their two sons. About Felon:…

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December 2019

Susan Hockfield with The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

December 3

Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., president emerita and professor of neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was the first woman and first life scientist to lead MIT. She is a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. About The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution  From the former president of MIT, the story of the next technology revolution, and how it will change our lives. A century ago, discoveries…

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John Maeda with How to Speak Machine: Computational Thinking for the Rest of Us

December 3

John Maeda is an American technologist, designer, engineer, artist, investor, author, and teacher. He was recently appointed Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapient, the technology marketing consulting and delivery arm of communications conglomerate Publicis. He has held positions with Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, led research at the MIT Media Lab, and served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design. Named as one of the 75 most influential people of the…

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David Edwards with Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

December 3

David Edwards is a creator, writer, and educator. He teaches at Harvard University and is founder of Le Laboratoire in Paris, France and Cambridge, MA. His work, which spans the arts and sciences, has been featured prominently in the international media, and is at the core of the international artscience movement. He lives with his wife and their three sons in Boston. About Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last Most things we create will not matter.…

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