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new speaker | Mar 30th, 2023

What Leaders and Parents Need to Know About Young People Today: Lavin Welcomes Dr. Laurence Steinberg

In just one generation, the world of young adulthood has changed drastically. As a world-renowned developmental psychologist and the author of the first (and only) comprehensive guide for parents of adult children, Laurence shows leaders, parents, and children how to communicate across generations.

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new speaker | Jan 9th, 2023

Real Change Starts with Changing Minds: Lavin Welcomes Anand Giridharadas, Author of The Persuaders

Drawing on his New York Times bestseller The Persuaders, Anand provides us with methods that we can use to persuade others without having to compromise either side's values. We can come together as a team, find hope in an age of polarization, and save democracy.

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new speaker | Dec 9th, 2022

Stay True Named to New York Times Top 10 Books of 2022: Lavin Welcomes Author Hua Hsu

Lavin is proud to welcome Hua Hsu, whose memoir Stay True has been named a Best Book of the Year by TIME, NPR, and The Washington Post, to name a few! Among many themes, Hua explores Asian-American identity, storytelling, grief, pop culture, and how friendship helps us discover who we are.

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new speaker | Nov 4th, 2022

Building a Workplace You Want to Be a Part Of: Lavin Welcomes Bully Market Author Jamie Fiore Higgins

With "quiet quitting" on the rise, it’s never been more crucial to build a workplace culture where everyone feels empowered to perform to their full potential. Jamie Fiore Higgins spent 18 years in a toxic Wall Street company—and now she’s showing us what it takes to break out and change our companies for the better.

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new speaker | Oct 7th, 2022

Anxiety Is Actually Good for You: Lavin Welcomes Psychology Researcher and Author Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

As a psychologist and anxiety researcher, Tracy explains how anxiety helps us focus, create, and plan for a better future. Her bestseller Future Tense gives us a radical framework for embracing and taking advantage of our most misunderstood emotion.

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new speaker | Sep 1st, 2022

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Change: Lavin Welcomes James Kirchick, Author of Secret City, the Hidden Gay History

In his instant New York Times bestseller, acclaimed as the most important work of gay history in decades, James illuminates the sweeping history of the gay subculture in Washington, and how aides, spymasters, and assistants behind the scenes fought for a world where they were free to be themselves.

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new speaker | Aug 26th, 2022

The Science of Making People Happier: Lavin Welcomes Martin Seligman, Father of Positive Psychology

Martin founded the revolutionary science of positive psychology, changing how people viewed psychology through his decades of research. The single most influential psychologist of the past 20 years, he teaches strategies to get happier and healthier, flourishing in any situation.

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new speaker | Aug 10th, 2022

Mapping the Landscape of Artificial Intelligence: Lavin Welcomes Leading AI Scholar Kate Crawford

Kate is the award-winning author of "Atlas of AI," in which she maps out the physical processes that give artificial intelligence form. She knows that AI is a tool—one that can be used to oppress and exploit, or to create a more equitable world.

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new speaker | Aug 4th, 2022

Unrestricted Play Sparks Unrestricted Creativity: Lavin Welcomes Award-Winning Toy Designer Cas Holman

Creator of the world-renowned Rigamajig, Cas designs toys that have no set function or objective. She proves that unfettered play empowers us to learn without fearing failure, work together, and find radical solutions—for kids and adults alike.

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new speaker | Jul 6th, 2022

Rebellion Done Right is Vital to Success: Lavin Welcomes Award-Winning Psychology Professor Todd Kashdan

The best change-makers are rebels with a cause, and the best organizations make room for them. Todd's book "The Art of Insubordination" is a scientific handbook for rebelling well, which Kirkus called “a useful primer for those determined to make waves for a good cause.”

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