Listen to Harvard Professor Randall Kennedy as we discuss key social justice issues of our time-ranging from Racism to the Supreme Court.
The NY Times calls Kennedy "among the most incisive American commentators on race." Hear about his collection of provocative essays exploring the key social justice issues of our time. In each essay, Kennedy is mindful of complexity, ambivalence, and paradox, and he is always stirring and enlightening. Say It Loud! is a wide-ranging summa of Randall Kennedy’s thought on the realities and imaginaries of race in America.
Professor Randall Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard University. He has written six books: Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity and Adoption; Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word; Race, Crime, and the Law; Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal; The Persistence of the Color Line; and For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law. Kennedy has also published collections of shorter works and his articles can be found in periodicals and newspapers, such as The American Prospect, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Georgetown Law Journal, Harvard BlackLetter Journal, and The Boston Globe. His book Race, Crime, and the Law won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
Hear how online education is evolving in China and the US with Juliette Li, an expert in the educational technology (EdTech) market.
Juliette Li is a senior strategy consultant regularly advising education and edtech companies on cross-border expansion and capital raising and leads due diligences processes for acquisitions and investments.
She has worked in New York, London, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. Currently, she is on the advisory board for EdTechX Holdings (NASDAQ:EDTX), and teaches a master class for WISE Accelerator run by QIA. Ms. Li speaks frequently at education conferences and platforms, such as TEDx, GET, Edtech Asia, Edtech Israel, and SETV, in Asia, the US, Europe and the Middle East.
She was born and raised in China and holds an MBA and Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.
Hear from Naomi Gleit about her remarkable journey and how other women can succeed in a male dominated tech arena. With a Chinese-American mother and Jewish-American father, Naomi also shared her thoughts and insights about her mixed race background.
Naomi Gleit is Vice President of Product and Social Impact at Facebook. She leads the team building products and tools that work across our family of apps, helping people do good on and off Facebook. Naomi also oversees the growth of Facebook's core app, and manages the product management organization and team working to keep people safe on Facebook.
Naomi Gleit graduated from Stanford with a degree in Science, Technology and Society; she wrote her thesis on Facebook. She’s now on the board of The Primary School, serving children and their families in East Palo Alto. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, she lives in Palo Alto, California.
A conversation with US-China-relations expert Ryan Hass on America's challenges and advantages in its competition with China. Interviewed by Susan Yuqing Feng, Editor-in-Chief of Bitpush News, Ryan provides insights from his book Stronger: Adapting America's China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence.
Ryan Hass is a senior fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, where he holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is also the Interim Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies. He was part of the inaugural class of David M. Rubenstein fellows at Brookings and is a nonresident affiliated fellow in the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. Hass focuses his research and analysis on enhancing policy development on the pressing political, economic, and security challenges facing the United States in East Asia.
Noted poet and teacher Dana Robbins shares her insights and favorite poems by women.
Insights about inclusive and participatory philanthropy from Kyung Yoon, President and Co-founder of the Korean American Community Foundation (KACF).
What Does Gen-Z in China Think About and Advocate for? Dr. Ye Liu at King’s College London shares insights on Chinese Youth and activism in China.
Hunter College Professor Charles Tien share insights into Biden's administration challenges and opportunities, including China-US relations.
Entrepreneur Mei Xu shares the secrets of her career as a successful innovator and founder of three global companies, including Chesapeake Bay Candle.
Where are U.S.-China relations heading in the next years? China expert Isaac Stone Fish discusses U.S.-China Relations in the Era of Biden.
Enjoy our talk with Irish singer and writer Judith Mok who was awarded the 2020 Covid–19 Response Award after giving free weekly concerts during lockdown.
Listen to author and productivity expert Paula Rizzo's indispensable tips on getting organized, improving productivity, saving time and money, and reducing stress.
A discussion with author Kim Bendheim about the extraordinary Maud Gonne - activist, journalist, actress, and early media influencer - captured in her new book THE FASCINATION OF WHAT’S DIFFICULT, A Life of Maud Gonne.
Hear from Gwen Moten, a White House appointed American Cultural Specialist, and Kevin Peters, a financial services executive and thought leader, who are making real changes in the business world to achieve strategic diversity goals.
Learn with wellbeing & resilience authority Michelle Dickinson how to improve your mental health and well-being in these difficult times.
Human Resources and Operational Executive Sandy Srebnick discusses major impacts on the job market and gives advice on how to keep growing to achieve your best career and how to find that next job.
Three executives from DMG Investments, a leading global real estate investment management and development firm in NYC, Taryn Byron, Gloria Westgate and Indira Basu share advice about careers in real estate and offer unique insights into the real estate market.
Singer Mariah Bonner talks about how when the world of live concerts shut down, she developed a series of uplifting online shows to share her love of song. The result? A beautiful album At Last.
Noted Chinese poet and translator Ming Di, the author of seven books of poetry in Chinese, talks about her work and reads her recent poetry inspired by the loss of her ancestral home due to the Three Gorges in English.
A conversation with environmentalist Coralie Cooper about how she created a green career and the positive steps being made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by going electric.
Serial entrepreneur Jack Killion, founder of Street-Smart Entrpreneaurs, talks about his inspiring career and gives advice on how to succeed in starting a new business.
Writer and publisher Karen Christensen discussed what she has learned collaborating on Encyclopedia of Chinese Cuisines, how Chinese cuisine is a window into Chinese history, culture and diplomacy.
A conversation with the author Kim Bendheim about her new biography The Fascination of What's Difficult, A Life of Maud Gonne. Learn about this intriguing woman, writer, actress and activist who helped the cause of Irish independence.
On Thursday, September 24th, 2020, Mary T. White, former Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Wright State University, gave us helpful insights on Living with Uncertainty.
A powerful conversation with Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard University, about Freedom of Expression on College Campuses, recorded on September 17, 2020.
On Thursday, July 30th Marla Aaron, jewelry designer, CEO and creative visionary, shared the innovative ways she built her high-end jewelry business.
Natalie Smith is a singer, songwriter, actress, and playwright. A lifelong New Yorker, she draws on the energy of the city to inform her work and performs regularly in clubs and on television. Recorded on July 24, 2020.
A conversation with Kelley L. Allen, Director of Books at Humble Bundle, about their exciting hybrid business model that has raised over $180 million for charity. Recorded on July 23, 2020
Angela Bahns, Professor of Psychology at Wellesley College, discusses her innovative research of the dynamics of prejudice and friendship formation. Recorded on July 16, 2020
Professor Dána-Ain Davis joined us to discuss reproductive justice and how today's social movements can intersect for positive change. Recorded on July 9, 2020.
A fascinating discussion with noted artist and curator Marianne Bernstein on her her creative journey and how her photography continues to be a social catalyst and a source of comfort, connection and change.
We talked with Laurie Buckle, founder and CEO of CookIt Media, about food and its transformative powers in uncertain times. With a stellar career in food publishing from Bon Appetit to Editor-in-Chief of Fine Cooking, Laurie has a passion for all things food.
A conversation with Robin Hirsch, founder and Minister of Culture of Cornelia Street Cafe, which was hailed as a culinary and cultural landmark, bringing people together for creativity, community and sustenance for forty-one years. We recapture a little of that magic of being together at the cafe.
Renowned New Yorker cartoonist and writer Liza Donnelly shared highlights of her fascinating career and insights into the art of cartooning on May 28th, 2020.
Writer, filmmaker and teacher, Ann Hedreen, discussed the power of writing memoir to heal, how it helps to reflect on the world around you, and better cope in these difficult times, on May 21, 2020.
Writer and musician Michael Lydon, a pioneering reporter of 60s rock ‘n’ roll and a founding editor of Rolling Stone, shared his life and thoughts on the power of music for change.
Mingyi Xu, a nutritionist, physical therapist and VP of Development at Urban Playground, shared her thoughts on ways to increase our well-being during these difficult times on May 22nd, 2020.
On May 14th, 2020, we had a special book launch celebration as acclaimed poet Dana Robbins discussed the healing power of poetry and read from her new book of poetry, After the Parade, published by Moon Pie Press, which movingly captures the human condition.
A conversation with composer, pianist, and performer Ellen Mandel. With a degree in philosophy from Harvard University, Ellen brings a unique vision to her career in music.
On May 8th, 2020, Joecy Wu, founder and editor in chief of You May, joined us to describe the mission of her non-profit that helps women from China who immigrate to the US to connect and support each other.
Randall Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard University, and expert on civil rights, shared his thoughts on civil liberties in the Time of COVID-19. He is joined by Mary T. White, Professor, Medical Humanities, Dept. of Population and Public Health Sciences, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University. Recorded on May 7th, 2020.
Dr. Tia Powell, Director for the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, shared her experiences on the medical front lines of Covid-19 as well as advice on ways to cope with the stress. Recorded on April 17th, 2020
On April 24th, 2020, Anemona Hartocollis, national correspondent for The New York Times, covering higher education, discussed the pandemic's impact on colleges and students. Rae Nelson joined us to share the effect on students taking gap years.
On April 9th, 2020, our Executive Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt talks with our partner Thrivent Financial Adviser Kevin Peters about the ABC's of surviving in uncharted financial waters, and take questions from the audience. He shares helpful data and experience.