Historian Yuval Noah Harari, the internationally bestselling author of Sapiens, discusses the long, tangled anthropological history of humans and the challenges that lay ahead of us in the 21st century.
Rebecca Solnit, author of Hope in the Dark and Men Explain Things to Me, has had her finger on the pulse of the American culture for over three decades. From popularizing the term “mansplaining” to her bestselling atlases of San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York City, Solnit has indelibly shaped the American feminist lexicon.
Join this giant of American letters as she discusses her new essay collection, The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions.
Despite the increasing emergence of women entrepreneurs and difference makers in the C-Suites of many businesses, fundamental challenges remain along the road to entrepreneurial success for women today. This panel of insightful and successful women have braved these challenges with courage, skill and perseverance.
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Literacy of the Heart: A Conversation with Khaled Hosseini and Ellen Grace OBrian
Join us for this special evening as one of our favorite novelists introduces us to one of his favorite poets!
Author Khaled Hosseini and Poet Ellen Grace O’Brian will talk about the ways reading, writing, and listening can bring forth profound questions, surprising graces, and the palpable presence of radical hope.
Cheech Marin has led a more interesting life than most. He’s gone from one half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong – starring in the granddaddy of stoner movies, “Up in Smoke” – to a leading Latino voice and owner of one of the finest private collections of Chicano art in the nation.
Cheech may have actually done it all - from comedic performing to acting to directing to writing books for children to continually bringing issues of Latino identity to the forefront with a sense of humor… we could go on and on, but you’ll have to join us at this hilarious event to learn more about where the road of life has taken Cheech Marin.
We're excited to welcome back Jacqueline Winspear and find out about Maisie Dobbs' latest assignment: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy, some twenty-three years earlier during the Great War.
Personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, AI, drones. Technology is rapidly making our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But at what cost?
What are the risks and rewards? Who benefits? Who better to explore these issues than Washington Post columnist and distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering, Vivek Wadhwa?
We’re thrilled to host a book signing with Chelsea Clinton for the paperback release of It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going. In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today,
Chelsea combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them and how anyone can make a difference. With suggestions and ideas for action, She shows that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts. You can make a difference. You can make a change. It’s "your "world."
Internationally acclaimed yogi, Jessamyn Stanley is joined by Instagram star Virgie Tovar for a conversation on body image, yoga, and the meaning of beauty.
Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of "Olive Kitteridge," the #1 New York Times bestseller "My Name Is Lucy Barton," and "The Burgess Boys."
As I was writing My Name Is Lucy Barton, it came to me that all the characters Lucy and her mother talked about had their own stories of course! and so the unfolding of their lives became tremendously important to me. --Elizabeth Strout
Paul Hawken, an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author who has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment, talks about Drawdown, a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming.