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economics | Feb 16th, 2021

Out Now—Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us “is a book we all need.”

“The Sum of Us is a must read for everyone who wants to understand how we got here, but more importantly, where we can go from here—and how we get there, together,” says Alicia Garza, author of The Purpose of Power and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. In talks based on her highly anticipated book,... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Feb 4th, 2021

Epidemiologist Abdul El-Sayed Makes the Case for Universal Healthcare in His New Book

The coronavirus pandemic revealed glaring inequities in the American healthcare system, as well as an urgent need for reform. However, despite the tragic toll of lives lost to the virus, healthcare reform remains a politically vexing issue. In his new book Medicare For All, epidemiologist and... Continue Reading →
trending | Feb 3rd, 2021

Understanding the Rules of Ownership: Introducing Michael Heller and James Salzman

“Mine” is one of the first words babies learn. By the time we grow up, the idea of ownership seems natural to us, whether we’re buying a cup of coffee or a house. But what if everything we thought we knew about ownership was wrong? That’s exactly what esteemed lawyers Michael Heller and James... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Jan 25th, 2021

The Inauguration and the Future of America

Now that the election cycle is complete, the peaceful transfer of power came to pass, and President Biden settles into his role as commander-in-chief, what happens next? And what can we expect from this new administration? These Lavin Speakers help us make sense of today’s most vital political news... Continue Reading →
trending | Dec 14th, 2020

The Life-Changing Power of Breath: Introducing New Speaker James Nestor

The way we breathe has changed dramatically over the course of human evolution—and not for the better. Fortunately, acclaimed science journalist James Nestor has undertaken the task of restoring our most vital function, starting with his instant New York Times bestseller Breath.  It’s rare that... Continue Reading →
psychology | Dec 9th, 2020

Mastering Your Self-Talk: Introducing Award-Winning Psychologist Ethan Kross

The most important conversation we have each day is the one we have with ourselves. In his debut book Chatter, acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores how to make our inner voice work in our favor—helping us boost our productivity, make wiser decisions, and generally lead more satisfying lives.... Continue Reading →
trending | Dec 9th, 2020

YA Sensation Angie Thomas Returns With a New Book

Concrete Rose, the prequel to Angie Thomas’ wildly popular novel The Hate U Give, will hit shelves on January 12th.  In her explosive follow-up to The Hate U Give, which has spent nearly 200 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Angie Thomas revisits the fictionalized neighborhood of... Continue Reading →
| Dec 4th, 2020

Lavin’s Holiday Gift Guide: A Book for Everyone on Your List

Is there any better way to spend the holidays than curled up with a good book? As this year comes to a close, we’ve rounded up the reads that have inspired, motivated, challenged, and moved us. So, whether you’re shopping for a history buff or a poetry lover, or even a gift for yourself, there’s... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Dec 1st, 2020

Thrive While Working Remotely: Introducing Lavin Speaker Alexandra Samuel

Love it or hate it, remote work isn’t going anywhere—at least not anytime soon. So why not learn how to thrive while doing it? Lavin’s newest speaker, Alexandra Samuel, is a technology strategist, data journalist, and author who has spent the past two decades working from home. In her talks, as... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Nov 25th, 2020

Centering the Black Experience: Introducing Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

If we want to achieve an inclusive economy that works for all, we must begin by giving Black women a seat at the table, says Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman. An activist and emerging researcher, she specializes in data-driven solutions that address the future of work and its implications for Black... Continue Reading →
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