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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 →
trending | Apr 15th, 2020

Level Up During Isolation: These Podcasts Featuring Lavin Speakers Will Make You Smarter

As we continue to socially distance ourselves in the name of safety, we have more time than ever to catch up on books, movies, and podcasts. This round-up of podcasts featuring Lavin Speakers will not only keep you entertained, but challenge, inspire, and motivate you to create real change. Lavin... Continue Reading →
innovation | Apr 13th, 2020

What If The World’s Not Falling Apart? Designer and Technologist John Maeda Makes an Optimistic Case for the Future

When it comes to loss of life, the coronavirus is no doubt a human tragedy of epic proportions. But when it comes to the future of our economy? It’s not necessarily all doom and gloom. In his latest LinkedIn article, Public Sapient’s John Maeda explains why this crisis is different from those we... Continue Reading →
trending | Apr 9th, 2020

Dragons’ Den Star Manjit Minhas Transforms Her Brewery into a Sanitizer Facility Amid the Coronavirus

Manjit Minhas is well-known for her role as a judge on the critically acclaimed program Dragons’ Den. She also runs one the world’s largest breweries—worth a whopping $187 million dollars. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Minhas shows us how it’s possible to repurpose your business and... Continue Reading →
psychology | Apr 8th, 2020

Discovering the New Science of Self-Actualization: Scott Barry Kaufman Releases His New Book Transcend

Humanistic psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman wants to know: what are the scientific factors that lead us to creativity, growth, peak experiences, and deep fulfilment? His ongoing quest to discover the depths of human potential have culminated in his new book, Transcend: The New Science of... Continue Reading →
happiness & wellness | Apr 7th, 2020

The Case for ‘Tragic Optimism’: Emily Esfahani Smith for The New York Times

How can we protect our mental health during a global pandemic? Emily Esfahani Smith, author of the critically acclaimed The Power of Meaning, argues that the answer lies not in a quest for happiness, but a search for meaning.   “When researchers and clinicians look at who copes well in crisis and... Continue Reading →
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