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Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, with Wael Ghonim

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a company specializing in building social movements. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp!, an Australian political organization with more members than all of Australia's political parties combined. He was named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business in 2012.

Henry Timms is executive director of 92nd Street Y. In 2014 he was named the NonProfit Times Influencer of the Year and in 2015, one of Crain's New York Business 40 Under 40.

Wael Ghonim is a computer engineer, an Internet activist, and a social entrepreneur. He is best known for his role in instigating the Egyptian revolution in 2011. Wael worked for Google heading their Marketing and Product operations in the Middle East. In 2015 following his departure from Google , Wael co-founded Parlio which was acquired by Quora in 2016. Wael is currently a senior research fellow at Harvard and the author of: "Revolution 2.0: The Power of the people is greater than the people in power". Wael was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was named one of Time 100 most influential people and received the JFK Profile in Courage Award.

“New Power” -- that ethereal, viral something that elected Barack Obama with the same surprise force as it elected Donald Trump. The subconscious fuel that bubbled into #Black Lives Matter and propelled the Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s been employed by everyone from Pope Francis to Lady Gaga and underpinned by mega-platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Uber and more. But how do you harness it? How do you channel this new media force? Join activists and authors Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms as they offer groundbreaking insights into how companies, organizations, and people master the new art of power.

Earlier Event: April 4
Michael Gazzaniga with Kara Platoni
Later Event: April 9
Non-Fiction Discussion Group