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...
Exclusives | October 02, 2015
Lavin Weekly #9: Mark Leibovich, Patti Smith, & Douglas Merrill
— 1. Mark Leibovich Covers The Donald’s Divisive Rise...
Exclusives | August 14, 2015
Lavin Weekly #2: Coates, Smith, Mimran, Crosley, & Prevette
— 1. Everyone’s Reading Ta-Nehisi Coates—Even the President!...
Arts and Pop Culture | April 15, 2015
First Look: M Train, the New Book by Patti Smith
— Legendary musician and Lavin speaker Patti Smith has a new book coming out this fall. The National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, Smith's forthcoming memoir is M Train: an unforgettable odyssey into her mind, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. It will be released on October 6, 2015....
Environment | December 11, 2013
The Climate Change "Tipping Point": Laurence C. Smith Co-Authors Influential Study
— Environment speaker Laurence C. Smith is the co-author of an important new study on climate change—Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises. The study and its authors have been featured on
Authors | December 02, 2013
Lavin Speakers Wrote Four of the "50 Defining Books of the Last Five Years"
— Flavorwire just posted their list of 50 Books That Define the Past Five Years in Literature—and titles by four Lavin speakers made the cut. Featured alongside several literary heavyweights—including Zadie Smith, Hilary Mantel, Jonathan Franzen, and Haruki Murakami—these books represent a "very unique and fruitful time for book lovers...[they] show what...
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.