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The latest headlines from our world-changing keynote speakers

new speaker | Jun 2nd, 2022

History is Prologue: Lavin Welcomes Civil Rights Attorney Turned YA Novelist Michelle Coles

As a civil rights attorney and award-winning YA author, Michelle knows that we need to understand the past to achieve racial justice in the present.

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awards | May 31st, 2022

Andrea Elliott Wins Second Pulitzer for Her Masterpiece on Inequality in America

The New York Times journalist tells the true story of a bright young girl growing up in foster care and facing homelessness and poverty, in this decade-in-the-making saga of resilience and hope.

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photography | Apr 14th, 2022

Edward Burtynsky Shares His Major New Award with Ukraine's Photographers

The world-renowned photographer was awarded a Sony World Photography Prize for outstanding contribution to photography, and he dedicated the award to the Ukrainian photographers diligently documenting the war launched by Vladimir Putin.

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awards | Mar 29th, 2022

Andrea Elliott Wins Lukas Book Prize for Invisible Child

It’s the latest prestigious honor for the powerful true story of a strong and remarkable young girl, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and dynamic Lavin speaker.

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live events | Mar 15th, 2022

Lavin Speakers at SXSW 2022

South by Southwest is back, and Lavin speakers are making an impact on the big stage.

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race | Feb 1st, 2022

Anna Unites Bold and Brave Voices to Uplift Black America

The first book of its kind—from a dynamic scholar and researcher.

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diversity | Jan 25th, 2022

Wajahat Ali’s Memoir Is “Hilarious, Fearless, Humane”

A heartful, honest, and uproarious life in a divided America.

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literature | Jan 18th, 2022

Isabel Allende Says That Pandemics Can’t Crush Our Spirit

Her new novel <i>Violeta</i> reflects on disasters in history and how we deal with them today.

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psychology | Jan 12th, 2022

Johann Hari’s Essential New Book Helps Reclaim Our Focus

Our attention has been stolen—but we can get it back.

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biology | Dec 29th, 2021
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