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In its 12th year, 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts

International keynote speaker, research scientist, and author of the The Happiness Track (HarperOne, 2016), Emma Seppälä, Ph.D., joins us to share her work on harnessing the mind and success. She is currently a Lecturer at the Yale School of Management and Faculty Director of the Yale School of Management's Women's Leadership Program. She is also the Science Director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Seppälä's expertise is positive leadership, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and social connection. Her research has been published in top academic journals and featured in major news outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and CBSNews. Seppälä speaks and consults internationally for Fortune 500 companies like Google and Facebook and contributes to Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and TIME among others. She has also spoken at several TEDx events. A repeat guest on Good Morning America, her research on breathing for military veterans with trauma was highlighted in the documentary Free the Mind. She is also featured in documentaries like The Altruism Revolution, What You Do Matters, and Bullied. She graduated from Yale (BA), Columbia (MA), and Stanford (Ph.D.). Originally from Paris, France, she is a native speaker of French, English, and German and conversant in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Tune in for this broadcast on Wednesday, February 28 @ 6pm EST!
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On-Demand Episodes

Join us on Wednesday, February 21 @ 6pm EST for an exciting conversation with Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) discussing his work on how people learn and his latest book. Jared is a neuroscientist, educator, best-selling author, and... more

Distinguished leader, educator, journalist and author, Arnold E. Holtberg joins us to share his opinions on how to teach the truth even when it's challenging. Arnold is the strategic advisor of The Compass School of Texas, a start-up... more

Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor of the Humanities in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University, Edwidge Danticat joins us to discuss her work and particularly the design and intent in her course,... more

Join us on Wednesday, January 31 @ 6pm EST for an important conversation on utilizing AI in schools with Carly Ghantous, who has worked in education for fifteen years as a teacher, instructional designer, and educational technology... more

PhD sociologist studying work-life fulfillment and happiness, Dr. Tracy Brower joins us to discuss her book, The Secrets to Happiness at Work: How to Choose and Create Purpose and Fulfillment in Your Work. She is the vice president of... more

Join us on Wednesday, January 17 @ 6pm EST for an exciting conversation with internationally renowned etiquette expert, Diane Gottsman as she shares her work on etiquette training and recommendations for school leaders--Top 5 Things... more

Principal Consultant and best-selling Author, Dr. Janice Z. Gassam Asare joins us to discuss her latest book, Decentering Whiteness in the Workplace: A Guide for Equity and Inclusion and share her experiences since its release. Janice is the... more

Professor and Director of the Endeavor Antiracist & Restorative Leadership Initiative (EARLI) at Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Mark Gooden joins us to discuss his book, Five Practices for Equity-Focused... more

Associate Professor in the Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design program at Teachers College and the Associate Director of the Media & Social Change Lab (MASCLab), Dr. Ioana Literat joins us to share insight on the... more

Tune in for one of our new Quarterly Special Segments - The Thing About Food with Harvard trained nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef, nutritional biologist and author of the international bestseller, This is Your Brain on Food, Dr. Uma... more

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