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This show is a series of expertly facilitated conversations with world experts in a variety of disciplines. These conversations illuminate problems, issues and solutions faced and considered by leaders and other professionals.

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Join us on Thursday, October 13 @ 6pm EST for an informative conversation on racial discourse in schools with research scientist, Camilla Mutoni Griffiths, and developmental and social psychology Ph.D. student, Nicky Sullivan. Camilla Mutoni Griffiths is a research scientist at Stanford SPARQ - a ?do tank? that brings researchers and practitioners together to reduce disparities using behavioral science. She studies how our interactions with American institutions contribute to our racial attitudes and biases. Griffiths also received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford. Nicky Sullivan is a Ph.D. student in developmental and social psychology at Stanford University. In his research he explores how families have conversations about race and racism, and what the consequences of those conversations are for children. His current research focuses specifically on how to encourage White families to have more frequent and effective conversations about race and racism.
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On-Demand Episodes

LIVE from London, join me for my conversation with Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D., discussing his book, Water: A Biography, published by Pantheon Books. Water: A Biography is in the process of being translated in seven languages. Giulio is an... more

Chamberlain Fellow at Hamilton College and author, Ty Seidule, joins us to discuss his latest book, Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause. Ty is the author or editor of six other books of military... more

Join us on Monday, December 20 @ 5pm EST for an exciting conversation with Elizabeth Grace Saunders and her advice on how to carve out "Me-Time" with a demanding work schedule. Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of Real Life... more

Join us on Wednesday, December 15 @ 6pm EST for an informative conversation with Klaus Heesch, discussing his work articulating how leaders might navigate an uncertain future. Klaus is a Brand and Experience Design... more

Founder of The American Dream School and Head of School, Melissa Melkonian, joins us to talk about her work in education and incredible success story. Melissa has been a New York City educator for nearly 20 years. She began her... more

Join us on Wednesday, December 1 @ 6pm EST for a discussion on the sociology of race with Daniel Hirschman, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown University. He studies the political power of experts and their tools,... more

Join us on Wednesday, November 17 @ 6pm EST for a discussion on the importance of empathy in today's leader with Tara Van Bommel, PhD. She is an expert in stereotyping and prejudice, with a focus on the role of... more

Join us on Wednesday, November 3 @ 6pm EST for an informative conversation with educator, Ursula Wolfe-Rocca, discussing the teaching of democracy in schools and about rethinking schools. Ursula has taught high school social... more

Join us on Wednesday, October 27 @ 6pm EST for a conversation with Dr. Calvin Mackie, award winning mentor, inventor, author, former engineering professor, internationally renowned speaker and successful entrepreneur. Dr.... more

Lisa Feldman Barrett is University Distinguished Professor of psychology at Northeastern University with appointments at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. Discussing how our world goes beyond our... more