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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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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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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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August 2019

Kaushik Basu with The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics

August 20

Kaushik Basu is professor of economics and the Carl Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. He was previously chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank and chief economic advisor of the Government of India. His books include Beyond the Invisible Hand (Princeton) and Prelude to Political Economy. About The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics A leading economist offers a radically new approach to the economic analysis of the law In The Republic of Beliefs, Kaushik…

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September 2019

Gary Shapiro with Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation

September 24

Gary Shapiro is the president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, the U.S. trade association that represents more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owns and produces the annual International CES, the most important innovation-oriented trade show in the world. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. About Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the…

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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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