February 23, 2016

Beth Noveck with Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing

Beth Simone Noveck is Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab. She directs the Governance Lab. About Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing Government “of the people, by the people, for the people” expresses an ideal that resonates in all democracies. Yet poll after poll reveals deep distrust of institutions that seem to have left “the people” […]
February 10, 2016

David Gelernter with The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness

David Gelernter is the author of eight books and a professor of computer science at Yale University. His 1991 work, Mirror Worlds, not only “foresaw” (Reuters) the World Wide Web but is considered “one of the most influential books in computer science” (Technology Review). Gelernter’s research has proved important to several leading Web-search efforts and has also been instrumental in the development of the Java programming language and the first modern social networks, as well as predicting the rise of […]
February 9, 2016

Nicholas Kristof with A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, husband and wife, have coauthored three previous books: Half the Sky, Thunder from the East, and China Wakes. They were awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009. Now an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, Kristof was previously bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for his columns on Darfur. WuDunn worked at The New York […]
February 8, 2016

Hooks Book Events Supports New Bridge to the Arts Program with A Wider Circle

Hook Book Events has partnered with A Wider Circle to deliver a new program featuring author events. The Bridge to the Arts (BTTA) program is dedicated to helping individuals and families pursue a new vision for their lives – a vision that does not include poverty – by bridging the cultural divide in Washington, DC. Bridge to the Arts (BTTA) will bring participants to local events ranging from book talks and concerts to theater programs and more. BTTA will also work with A Wider Circle’s Center […]
February 8, 2016

Pamela Meyer with The Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations

Pamela Meyer, Ph.D. is the President of Meyer Creativity Associates where she works with organizations internationally who want to be more innovative and agile. Meyer is the author of three books on innovation, learning and change, including From Workspace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement (Jossey-Bass, 2010). In addition to her speaking and consulting practice, Pamela teaches courses in business creativity, organizational change, and adult learning at DePaul University, School for New Learning in Chicago, where she is also […]
January 28, 2016

Matthew Desmond with Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

FRIDAY MARCH 4, 4:00PM, Washington, DC A Wider Circle Presents: Evicted, A conversation with Matthew Desmond Register here>> Join author Matthew Desmond, 2015 MacArthur “Genius” grant awardee, to hear about his acclaimed book: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. The discussion will be moderated by A Wider Circle’s founder Mark Bergel. The event will serve as a community conversation on topics discussed in the book (poverty, inequality, and homelessness) as they relate to the work of A Wider Circle and non-profit organizations.  […]
January 21, 2016

Howard Ross with Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Howard J. Ross is founder and chief learning officer of Cook Ross Inc., a diversity consulting company. He is one of the nation’s leading diversity consultants and a nationally recognized expert on diversity, leadership, and organizational change. He is past chairman of Leadership Washington and a former director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. About Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives From this fundamental truth, diversity expert Howard Ross explores the biases we each […]