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A MacArthur Genius and National Magazine Award-winner, Nikole Hannah-Jones’ groundbreaking reporting on modern segregation in American schools and beyond has made her one of the most vitally necessary voices in the nation.

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As WIRED Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Nicholas Thompson is the first to know—and investigate—both the technological and ethical developments as they unfold in Silicon Valley. He speaks at the cutting edge of digital innovation—championing tech’s role in making the world a better place.

Lera Boroditsky’s TED Talk Is the Most Popular of 2018

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How did humans get so smart? Language, says cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky—it shapes our minds and the world around us. Watch her viral TED Talk here.

A #1 Bestseller, The Hate U Give, Now an “Oscar-Worthy Masterpiece”

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Called “a stone-cold masterpiece” (Forbes), Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give is raising the stakes as a buzzworthy film—and being lauded as a “defiant challenge to a divided America.” (The Guardian)

True Grit: The Surprising, Inspiring Science of Success

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Instant New York Times bestselling author. Viral TED Speaker. MacArthur Genius. Angela Duckworth wrote the book on Grit—literally—and she shows exactly how it can change our lives, beyond talent, intelligence, and luck. Best of all: how you can build it in yourself.

A Transformative Vision of Race and Education in America

Diversity & Race Nikole Hannah-Jones

A MacArthur Genius and National Magazine Award-winner, Nikole Hannah-Jones’ groundbreaking reporting on modern segregation in American schools and beyond has made her one of the most vitally necessary voices in the nation.

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The way we make buildings reveals a lot about us says Michael Murphy—the acclaimed, visionary architect behind the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. In revealing talks he explains how architecture can kickstart transformative change, drawing from his work with MASS...

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Michael Murphy

Architect | Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group

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Wanuri Kahiu

Acclaimed Writer & Director of Rafiki | Co-Founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM

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Rainn Wilson

Three Time Emmy-Nominated Actor | Founder of SoulPancake

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Safi Bahcall

Award-Winning Biotech Entrepreneur | Author of Loonshots (March 2019)

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Anthony Jack

Assistant Prof. of Ed. at Harvard University | Author of The Privileged Poor (March 2019)

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Susan Hockfield

President Emerita of MIT | Author of The Age of Living Machines (Forthcoming)

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