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cybersecurity | May 28th, 2020

Lavin Speaker Tarah Wheeler Selected for the Prestigious Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award

In her mission to create a safe and secure Internet for everyone, cybersecurity expert Tarah Wheeler has won the US/UK Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award. The Internet has undoubtedly improved the lives of people all over the world; however, as it’s grown, its vulnerabilities have also become... Continue Reading →
trending | May 20th, 2020

The Reason Why 80% of Attendees at Our Virtual Conference Said the Networking Was Better Than a Live Event

The trickiest part of pivoting to a virtual event from a live one is maintaining the sense of connection and community among the audience. Yet after our first-ever virtual conference, we’re happy to report that 80% of attendees said that the post-event networking sessions were as good, or better,... Continue Reading →
entrepreneurship | May 13th, 2020

How Can Entrepreneurs Get Through COVID-19? Business Journalist David Sax Reveals Two Essential Truths

If business owners can learn to embrace two certainties, they’ll be able to get through anything, says David Sax. In his new piece for Entrepreneur, he considers how the challenges presented by COVID-19 are showing us what we’re capable of. “The only way entrepreneurs will get through this is by... Continue Reading →
social justice | May 11th, 2020

Artist Titus Kaphar Explores Black Motherhood in His Latest Paintings

From a Tropical Space is the latest series from Titus Kaphar, the award-winning painter, sculptor, and MacArthur “Genius.” Although the New York exhibition of this work has been postponed, Kaphar is currently the focus of Gagosian’s latest “Artist Spotlight.” In a new interview with Vulture, the... Continue Reading →
covid-19 | May 8th, 2020

Economist Raj Chetty Helps Launch the First Real-Time Economic Tracker for COVID-19

Raj Chetty is the Director of Opportunity Insights, a small organization of Harvard-based researchers and policy analysts. In the wake of the current crisis, he and his team have partnered with Womply to launch the first and only tool able to track the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people,... Continue Reading →
social justice | May 6th, 2020

Nikole-Hannah Jones’ Essay for ‘The 1619 Project’ Wins a Pulitzer Prize

Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones reexamined the legacy of slavery in America in the ambitious project, which recognized the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in Virginia. For her introductory essay, Hannah-Jones has been awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for commentary.... Continue Reading →
trending | May 4th, 2020

We Put on Our First Virtual Conference. Here’s What We Learned.

The social distancing era has created an unprecedented challenge for the events industry. And while we know that nothing can replace an in-person event or conversation, we also know we need to stay connected in these uncertain times. So, in an effort to adapt to the current situation—and bring a... Continue Reading →
trending | Apr 24th, 2020

What’s the Future? Join us for Our First Virtual Event and Find Out!

Join Naomi Klein, Angela Duckworth, Wajahat Ali, and many more of the world’s top thinkers at What’s the Future @ Lavin Live—a free virtual event diving into the enormous challenges we’re all facing as a result of COVID-19.  The longer we stay under lockdown, the less likely we are to return to a... Continue Reading →
technology | Apr 22nd, 2020

Can AR Have a Positive Effect on Society? Helen Papagiannis Explores for the World Economic Forum

AR is a great marketing tool and storytelling platform. But does it have greater capabilities for society, especially during a time of crisis? Augmented Reality expert Helen Papagiannis says yes. In her new article for the World Economic Forum, she reveals how the technology can help us overcome... Continue Reading →
race | Apr 16th, 2020

Public Policy Expert Heather McGhee Explores the Hidden Cost of Racism in Her New TED Talk

In an eye-opening talk for TED, Heather McGhee reveals how a surprising on-air confrontation around racial prejudice helped her make a stunning realization about our current economic landscape. It turns out, racism isn’t just bad for people of color. It’s bad for everyone. As Heather McGhee... Continue Reading →
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