Economics | November 30, 2015
#AskASpeaker #5: Twitter Q&A with Todd Hirsch
— On Thursday, November 26, we held the fifth edition of our #AskASpeaker live Q&A series. For this round, we featured our exclusive speaker Todd Hirsch—ATB Financial’s Chief Economist and author of The Boiling Frog Dilemma. ...
Exclusives | November 27, 2015
Lavin Weekly #17: Agrawal, Motley, Mercer, & Choir!Choir!Choir!
— 1. Miki Agrawal Inspires Entrepreneurs and Innovators Worldwide...
Politics | November 25, 2015
Understanding Extremism: Dr. Benedetta Berti & Suleiman Bakhit
— Today, it’s crucial to understand the origins of extremism. How do militant groups grow and enlist members? How do they win the support of communities? And how, ultimately, can they be stopped? To answer these and other timely questions, we turn to the experts. The Lavin Agency represents a number of keynote speakers who understand the big picture of global politics, offering informed analyses of the political, economic, and cultural factors that shape and drive extremism. ...
Education | November 23, 2015
The Battle for American Education: Introducing New Speaker Ed Boland
— When we think of tough inner-city schools, we often think of ‘hero teachers’ who miraculously ‘save’ their students. Think Dangerous Minds or Freedom Writers. Ed Boland left a successful position in fundraising, thinking he could be that kind of inspiration. But his dream soon met with reality: extreme poverty, racial segregation, drugs and crime and more meant Boland’s students...
Exclusives | November 20, 2015
Lavin Weekly #16: Ford, Harfoush, Mažar, & Samuel
— 1. Rise of the Robots Rises Even Higher...
Diversity | November 19, 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins the 2015 National Book Award for Non-Fiction
— A hearty congratulations to Lavin keynote speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates—his memoir Between the World and Me has won the 2015 National Book Award for non-fiction. The book has been described as “a powerful new framework for understanding America’s history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward.”...
David Eagleman is a daring young scientist who provides a new understanding of our brains—and ourselves. As a speaker, this Guggenheim Fellow and NYT bestselling author is energizing, edifying, and able to connect scientific discovery to any field. He’s the writer and host of the upcoming PBS series The Brain with David Eagleman: a six-hour international event on what it means to be human. This television series will tell the story of the inner workings of the brain and take viewers on an epic, visually stunning journey into why we feel and think the things we do.