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speaker news | Mar 17th, 2023

AI, Human Creativity, and Racial Justice: Five Highlights from Lavin Speakers at SXSW 2023

This past weekend, several of our top speakers spoke at SXSW, an annual conference dedicated to bringing diverse topics and people together. Our speakers talked about a variety of hot topics in the world. In case you missed it, here are the top five highlights from this week!

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speaker news | Jan 26th, 2023

Out Today! The 1619 Project Hulu Docuseries, Based on Nikole Hannah-Jones’ #1 New York Times Bestseller

Nikole's highly anticipated 1619 Project Hulu docuseries is out today! Based on Nikole’s #1 New York Times bestselling book, The 1619 Project docuseries gives us a fuller understanding of our country’s past and present, and inspires us to join the fight for racial justice and a better future.

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speaker news | Jan 19th, 2023

Approaching Diversity with Humor and Storytelling: Wajahat Ali's Memoir Out in Paperback Next Week

The paperback version of Waj's memoir Go Back to Where You Came From comes out on January 24. It's a funny and deeply personal look into his experiences as a Pakistani-American Muslim, which makes diversity and inclusion broadly accessible and compelling to all audiences.

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speaker news | Jan 13th, 2023

Taking Control of Your Inner Voice: Psychologist Ethan Kross Featured in The New Yorker

For leaders, overthinking and negative self-talk can lead to decreased productivity. This is something that Ethan Kross, bestselling author of Chatter, is a leading expert in.

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speaker news | Jan 5th, 2023

A Sneak Peek at the First Half of 2023: Major Releases from Lavin Speakers

You’ll be hearing about our speakers' projects everywhere in the culture and in the news. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect in the next six months from the brilliant speakers we represent.

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speaker news | Aug 16th, 2022

Get Smarter This Summer: Crucial Books by Lavin Speakers on McKinsey’s Summer Reading List

Curated by Nobel Prize winners, CEOs, founders, and more, McKinsey’s annual summer reading guide spotlights the vital ideas that you’ll want to know more about—including four books on leadership, change, and happiness by Lavin’s brilliant speakers.

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speaker news | Jul 29th, 2022

Building A More Equitable Society with Sunlight, Art, and Education: Bill Strickland on PBS NewsHour

Bill’s arts and training center Manchester Bidwell provides job training to thousands of disadvantaged youth and adult learners. Bill was recently interviewed on PBS NewsHour, where he said that the point of his center is to “cure cancer of the spirit.”

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speaker news | Jul 27th, 2022

Untold Stories of Social Justice Solidarity: Heather McGhee’s New Podcast Based on Bestselling Book

The podcast is an expansion of Heather’s instant New York Times bestseller "The Sum of Us," which explored how we all lose when racism thrives, and we all win when we seek equality. In the podcast, Heather interviews people who are coming together across division to forge a better future.

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speaker news | Jul 22nd, 2022

The Cyber World Is for Everyone: Digital Security Veteran Tarah Wheeler Joins Council on Foreign Relations

Fulbright scholar, author, and former Symantec principal security advocate—Tarah has spent her career demystifying the cyber world for non-tech professionals. As a CFR Senior Fellow for Global Cyber Policy, she’ll help us make sense of policy issues that affect everyone.

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speaker news | Jul 14th, 2022

Just 30 Minutes Can Transform The Way We React to Stress: David Yeager’s New Scientific Study in Nature

A new study in the world’s top scientific journal—co-authored by David, an expert in the psychology of persistence—proves that it only takes half an hour to transform stressful situations into a challenge instead of a threat, sparking energy and motivation.

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