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October 2019

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

December 4

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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January 2020

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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February 2020

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

February 28, 2020

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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