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  • What Are You Reading?: Shetterly, Jackson, and Anand Exclusives | September 12, 2016 What Are You Reading?: Shetterly, Jackson, and Anand

    — What are the ideas and voices informing our most exciting keynote speakers? This week, we reached out to three of our roster—Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly, The Residue Years author Mitchell S. Jackson, and intrapreneurship expert Chitra Anand—and asked them a simple question: what are you reading? As it turns out, each speaker’s book of choice reflects who they are behind the podium today. 

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  • It’s Easy Being Green: Lavin Speakers Talk Technology and Sustainability Environment | June 24, 2016 It’s Easy Being Green: Lavin Speakers Talk Technology and Sustainability

    — Melting ice caps. Rising sea levels. Steadily mounting temperatures. The fallout from industrialization has been significant, and climate change is here. But is there still time to change our fate? A new generation of thinkers—of entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors—are changing the way we look at green technology. It’s not a concession: it’s untapped economic opportunity, ready for the taking. These environment speakers...

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  • Lavin Weekly #35: Jackson, Seaman, Robison, & Heffernan Exclusives | April 29, 2016 Lavin Weekly #35: Jackson, Seaman, Robison, & Heffernan

    1. Prison to the Pen: Mitchell S. Jackson’s The Residue Years Comes to Vimeo...

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  • Prison to the Pen: Introducing New Speaker Mitchell S. Jackson TED Fellows | March 24, 2016 Prison to the Pen: Introducing New Speaker Mitchell S. Jackson

    — When the story’s all but written, how do we change the ending? When the cycle of poverty, drugs, and incarceration seems etched in stone, what can we do to break it? Award-winning author and 2016 TED Fellow Mitchell S. Jackson tells audiences firsthand. Jackson grew up in hardscrabble Northeast Portland: an impoverished and predominantly black neighborhood in one of America’s...

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  • Greenland’s Vanishing Ice Sheet: Laurence C. Smith in <em>The New York Times</em> Environment | October 29, 2015 Greenland’s Vanishing Ice Sheet: Laurence C. Smith in The New York Times

    — The ice sheet covering Greenland is melting—fast. Lakes and river networks crisscross its vast surface, draining into the ocean and expediting the melt. And this past summer, climate expert Dr. Laurence C. Smith—author of The World in 2050, head of the geography department at the University of California, and exclusive Lavin speaker—headed a team of scientists gathering on-the-ground data to measure, for the...

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  • Lavin Weekly #9: Mark Leibovich, Patti Smith, & Douglas Merrill Exclusives | October 02, 2015 Lavin Weekly #9: Mark Leibovich, Patti Smith, & Douglas Merrill

    1. Mark Leibovich Covers The Donald’s Divisive Rise...

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