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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Speaker: 
Jodi Roebuck
Sunday, April 11th, 1pm-2:30pm (PT) / Monday, April 12th, 8am-9:30 (New Zealand)

Learn the gardening strategies of Roebuck Farm, a leader in sustainable farming, and how you can use them to make your farming business bloom. This event is being offered on Sunday, April 11th 1pm PT, which is Monday, April 12th 8am NZST in New Zealand. The ticket price is listed in USD.

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Mondays, Apr 12 - Mar 14, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Join master photographer Scott Robert Lim for a year of mentorship, lessons, and critiques designed to take your photography to the next level.

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Wednesdays, Apr 14 & Apr 21, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

The philosopher Michel Foucault developed the concepts of “biopower” and “biopolitics” to analyze the state’s growing involvement in the biological life of citizens. This seminar will explore the applicability of Foucault’s theory to the politics of COVID-19.

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Speaker: 
Wootak Kim
Wednesdays, Apr 14 - Apr 28, 5:30pm-7pm PT / 8:30pm-10pm ET

We’ll explore how to begin creating social media content based on your passions. We’ll talk about social media as a whole, algorithms, ways to monetize, tips for creativity, and how to stay consistent.

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Speaker: 
Abbey Williams
Thursday, April 15th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Practical advice, realistic ideas for self-care, and rich discussion to support community building for mothers navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Speaker: 
Richard Toye
Saturdays, Apr 17 & Apr 24, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

This event will teach you the key principles of devising a successful book proposal. You will learn how to devise a clear pitch to maximise your chances of getting a publisher’s attention.

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Speaker: 
David Peterson
Monday, April 19th, 3pm-4:30pm PT / 6pm-7:30pm ET

It’s been ten years since the first episode of “Game of Thrones” aired on HBO and changed the landscape of language creation forever. In this retrospective, series language creator David J. Peterson will detail what went into creating the languages of an era-defining show and explore what’s next.

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Speaker: 
Lilli Cooper
Monday, April 19th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

At this intimate, 90-minute workshop, Broadway star Lilli Cooper will provide live coaching to help take your singing skills to the next level.

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Speaker: 
Chris Facey
Thursday, April 22nd, 4pm-5:30pm PT / 7pm-8:30pm ET

In this single-session seminar, we will examine the intentionality behind creating photographs. By engaging in an open discussion, you'll come away from the event with a better understanding of why you create images.

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Thursday, April 22nd, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

An expert on interior design, fabrics, textiles, and bringing spaces to life, Kathryn M. Ireland will help attendees analyze which fabrics mesh well together to create spaces filled with color and life.

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Speaker: 
James Tanton
Thursday, April 22nd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Let’s have some bold and brash math fun! Five basic principles for mathematical thinking and practice can transform one’s approach to the entire subject. They can unravel deep joy, deep understanding, deep personal confidence, and intellectual glee. (Who doesn’t want to experience glee in mathematics?)

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Speaker: 
Gary Hershorn
Thursdays, Apr 22 & Apr 29, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Join photojournalist Gary Hershorn for an intimate workshop focused on taking the best photos of the sun and moon as they rise and fall in the sky over your city.

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Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Thursdays, Apr 22 & Apr 29, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This 2-part workshop looks at the query letter and its role in the writing and publishing process. We’ll talk about how authors can use the query during the writing process, its importance to getting a publishing deal, and how an agent views the query. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to write a strong query letter and blurb to grab an agent’s attention and take their careers to the next step.

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Speaker: 
Lauren Smith
Mondays, Apr 26 & May 3, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this workshop, we’ll discuss what makes a book a “page-turner” and what key components bestselling books have that captivate not only readers but also editors and agents who are searching the “slush pile” for the next great book to publish.

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Speaker: 
Loulou d’Aki
Saturdays, May 1 - May 15, 9am-10:30am PT / 12pm-1:30pm ET

Join photographer Loulou d'Aki for a workshop exploring how personal projects can help you find your voice within the photography industry. We will discuss how to manage your personal projects alongside assigned work, ways to find funding, and how to get your work seen.

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Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, May 4 & May 11, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

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Tuesdays, May 4 - May 25, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Build the foundational skills you need to consistently take compelling photographs. In this intimate workshop led by accomplished photographer Stacy Pearsall, you’ll build the skills you need to take better images and get more creative with your photography.

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Speaker: 
Olga Karlovac
Wednesdays, May 5 - May 26, 9am-10:30am PT / 6pm-7:30pm CEST

Join internationally-acclaimed, black and white, street, and abstract photographer Olga Karlovac for an intimate workshop designed to guide you through the process of building, self-publishing, and marketing a photo book featuring your photography work. In this intimate workshop, Olga is excited to offer you her experience from the whole process of self-publishing her three photo books titled “The Disarray,” “Before Winter,” and Escape” and having her photography featured in many magazines and exhibitions around the world.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, May 5 - Aug 11, 5pm PT / 8pm ET, Session length varies

Are you looking to improve your photography skills and business over the long-term? Join New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani for a 3-month photography mentorship program featuring expert guidance, in-depth personalized mentorship sessions, and an intimate community of other photographers who are serious about making steady and sustained progress in their creative professions.

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Speaker: 
Suzy Quinn
Saturday, May 8th, 9am-10am PT / 4pm - 5pm GMT

Learn to write better, more saleable books in an express 1-hour course. You will learn the three secrets of bestselling authors and have plenty of question and answer time to interact with the host, bestselling author Suzy K Quinn, and get direct feedback and advice on your book ideas.

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Fridays, May 14 & May 21, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this workshop, award-winning sports photographer Scott Strazzante will inspire and instruct on how to improve your sports photography. In addition, each person will receive a 30-minute one-on-one portfolio review with Scott.

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Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, Jun 1 & Jun 8, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

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Speaker: 
Brianne Davis
Wednesdays, Aug 4 - Aug 25, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Get an emotional tune-up! Based on the 10 Rules from Brianne Davis’ #1 best-selling novel, Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict, learn how to improve your relationships, stop destructive behaviors, release shame, and embrace self-love.

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Past Events

Past Events

Friday, April 2nd, 8am-9am PT / 5pm-6pm CET

In this dynamic event, we will examine the most vital elements needed for brands and influencers to work better together. By discussing key action points from gifting to loans to paid partnerships, attendees will come away from the event with crucial and game-changing knowledge on how to better their business, no matter if they’re an influencer or a brand rep.

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Tuesday, March 30th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Take your comedy career to the next level with personalized instruction and feedback from professional comedian Sarah Tollemache.

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Speaker: 
Tayo Rockson
Saturday, March 27th, 12pm-1:30pm PT / 3pm-4:30pm ET

In this 90-minute spoken word event, Tayo will share his experiences growing up Black on four continents as he grappled with his identity, changes, growth, loss and realizing what his calling was. Participants will enjoy live performance from Tayo accompanied by many opportunities for Q&A and discussion of the timely topics his work raises.

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Speaker: 
Tayo Rockson
Friday, March 26th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this 90-minute spoken word event, Tayo will share his experiences growing up Black on four continents as he grappled with his identity, changes, growth, loss and realizing what his calling was. Participants will enjoy live performance from Tayo accompanied by many opportunities for Q&A and discussion of the timely topics his work raises.

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Wednesdays, Mar 24 & Mar 31, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In plain-English, everything you need to understand the basics of how cryptocurrencies are created and managed.

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Speaker: 
Amy Kurzweil
Wednesday, March 24th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this hour-long session, students will learn key cartooning principles, theories, and approaches that will prepare them to dream up their own cartoons. We’ll do generative prompts together and then draw and share our funny thoughts and sketches (no experience necessary).

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Speaker: 
Dariany Santana
Tuesdays, Mar 23 & Mar 30, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to break in as an on-air personality and thrive by hearing Dariany’s triumphs and mistakes as a personality for the past 6 years. She will share tricks that she learned and experiences that will teach what to do and definitely what NOT to do.

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn what it takes to become a professional comedian from someone who has done it. Professional comedian Sarah Tollemache will share how she got started in comedy, insights she has learned over the years professionally, and what you can do to have a career like hers.

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Speaker: 
Matt Beat
Thursday, March 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Mr. Beat guides you through common logical fallacies and gives you tips for how to spot them.

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Tuesday, March 16th, 6pm-7pm PT / 9pm-10pm ET

Master photographer Scott Robert Lim is kicking off an in-depth mentorship program in April. At this event, he’ll talk about how he has trained many world-class photographers and the plan for this mentorship program. He’ll also answer questions so you can decide if you’d like to participate. The cost of this ticket will be applied toward the mentoring program for anyone who signs up for both.

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Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Tuesday, March 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60-minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

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Speaker: 
David Shiffman
Mondays, Mar 15 & Mar 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this 2-session workshop, participants will learn the basics of how to share their expertise with the interested public using modern communications tools. It will include guided interactive activities as well as advanced tips and tricks, taught by one of the most-followed scientists in the world.

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Speaker: 
Susan Spungen
Saturdays, Mar 13 - Mar 27, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

This course will teach you the art and science of developing original recipes that taste great and look great. From coming up with a concept all the way through to completing and photographing a finished recipe, Susan will walk you through everything you need to know – some of which you may never have even thought of!

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Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, March 13th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

An enthralling setting is key to children’s fiction, and can even become fodder for daydreams and games once the book is closed. With a focus on middle childhood (6-12 years), this workshop will give you tools to create mesmerizing worlds for young readers.

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Saturday, March 13th, 7am-8am PT / 10am-11am ET

Join marine biologist Melissa Cristina Márquez as she dives into the secret lives of sharks, from their past to their perilous present.

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Thursdays, Mar 11 - Mar 25, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

This course is designed to teach the basics of urban planning, city geography, and civic design, in a way that will allow the application of these disciplines to the design of video game spaces. Participants will learn to come up with civic concepts, design urban environments, and craft fertile, believable, and memorable virtual cities.

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Speaker: 
Jill Heinerth
Mondays, Mar 8 - Mar 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Did you ever wonder how the top professionals capture amazing underwater pictures? Jill Heinerth, Fellow of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences and International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, shares her secrets, techniques and expedition experiences to help you improve your ability to capture compelling underwater images.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Saturdays, Mar 6 - Mar 27, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

In this four-session seminar, we’ll examine the archaeology of the cultures that lived in the Near East from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age, especially the Canaanites, Israelites, and Philistines. By unearthing material and textual evidence, we’ll explore how scholars approach the study of ancient history, especially when archaeological evidence tells a different story than Biblical narratives.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Saturdays, Mar 6 - Mar 27, 8:30am-9:30am PT / 11:30am-12:30pm ET

In this four-session seminar, we’ll use archaeological evidence to understand the magical rituals the ancient Romans practiced. We'll examine our own modern notions about the differences between magic, science, and religion, and explore how our modern categories influence how we examine ancient evidence.

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Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, March 6th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

The concept of ‘game’, in comedy, is anything that happens more than once; and if played well, games are laugh-out-loud funny. Learn to master this tool for humour, and use it to trouble shoot common problems such as time jumps, crowd scenes, exposition and more.

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Speaker: 
Mark Sundaram
Thursdays, Mar 4 - Mar 25, 4pm-5pm PT / 7pm-8pm ET

In this four-session seminar, we will learn some of the basic principles of etymology. Through a series of linguistic puzzles we will follow in the footsteps of etymologists and historical linguists to reconstruct the relationships between languages and long-forgotten roots English words.

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Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, March 3rd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Need advice on building your brand on social media? This workshop with Rory Yakubov, a 15-year math teacher and Teachers Pay Teachers power user, will help guide you!

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Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Mar 3 - Mar 17, 6pm-7:30pm GMT

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work in a way that will help you take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level. This workshop includes an assessment of your current work, instruction from Andrew, and individualized written feedback directly from Andrew on a final selection and presentation of your work. While this workshop is best suited for those interested in food photography, photographers of all types and all experience levels are welcome.

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Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Tuesday, March 2nd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Do you have teaching materials that you want to sell? Rory Yakubov, a 15-year math teacher and Teachers Pay Teachers power user, can show you how!

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Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Monday, March 1st, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Looking to get started creating and posting your teaching resources for sale? Rory Yakubov, a 15-year math teacher and Teachers Pay Teachers power user, will get you started on how to make this happen!

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Sunday, February 28th, 10am-11:30am PT / 1pm-2:30pm ET

In this seminar Brigit will explain some of the basic differences between bumblebees, solitary bees, and honeybees – including lifecycles and nesting behaviour; their relationships with flowering plants; the problems they all face; and, most important, what we can do to help them.

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Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 27th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

We will learn how the concept of a ‘character game’, used in improvised theatre, can help you produce unforgettable characters. Although the emphasis will be on examples from junior fiction, all writers who struggle with characters that ‘sound the same’ are welcome!

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Speaker: 
Austen Tosone
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Search engine optimization can seem overwhelming but it really comes down to a few best practices to help your content get discovered on search engines. This workshop will focus on the basics from talking about the long-term benefits of being strategic with SEO, auditing your blog with analytics, the basic elements of keyword research, and how to build links and authority to drive consistent traffic to your blog.

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Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

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Speaker: 
Larry Swedroe
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

What’s the investment forecast for 2021? Cloudy, with a chance of pent-up spending, fiscal stimulus, trade tensions, and showers of unexpected determinants. Join investment educator, author, and nationally acclaimed speaker Larry Swedroe in this intimate seminar to learn what to consider as you put together your investment plan for the year ahead.

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Speaker: 
Mani Marcus
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

A virtual Bravo Happy Hour Mixer! Learn about and discuss the rise of the “Real Housewives of Potomac” with other superfans!

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Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, February 24th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

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Speaker: 
James Tanton
Wednesday, February 24th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Do you field questions like, "Why is negative times negative positive?" Have you a beautiful and mathematical solid answer to this question that adequately answers your students' concern? In this 90-minute session, mathematician James Tanton will go through all the tough questions students naturally--and rightly--ask that are surprisingly thorny and deep and offer his mathematical advice on how to address them.

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Are you curious or concerned about how the global pandemic could impact your retirement? Join Richard Eisenberg, the Managing Editor and Senior Editor of the Money and Work & Purpose Channels at Next Avenue (a PBS site for people 50+), in conversation about 9 retirement trends emerging across the US in 2021 and how they may (or may not) factor into your retirement planning.

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Speaker: 
Sharon Louden
Monday, February 22nd, 6pm-7:30pm PT / 9pm-10:30pm ET

In this ever-changing world, do you wonder how artists are being creative, sustaining their lives, inspiring people behind the scenes? Join artist, author, and acclaimed lecturer Sharon Louden in this talk dispelling the belief that there is only one way to chart a path into a creative and sustainable life as an artist by revealing a few distinctly different artists who are living their lives despite the obstacles.

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Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 20th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

An enthralling setting is key to children’s fiction, and can even become fodder for daydreams and games once the book is closed. With a focus on middle childhood (6-12 years), this workshop will give you tools to create mesmerizing worlds for young readers.

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Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Thursday, February 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

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Speaker: 
Alison Foley
Thursday, February 18th, 4pm-5pm PT / 7pm-8pm ET

This seminar will help high school student-athletes, their families, and coaches understand how to navigate the college recruiting process, specifically through COVID-19.

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Speaker: 
Rory Yakubov
Wednesday, February 17th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to use social media to build an education business and become a huge seller of resources online.

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Speaker: 
Jaime Wilson
Tuesday, February 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This event will provide approachable instructions for how to create a recipe from scratch. The workshop will help participants tackle issues such as ingredient sourcing and recipe inspiration, as well as the very important skill of learning to think on your feet in the kitchen.

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Mondays & Thursdays, Feb 15 - Feb 25, 3pm-4pm ET / 8pm-9pm GMT

Evolutionary Psychology examines the human mind through the lens of evolution. This short seminar series explores topics covering the basics of the field and examines, through robust group discussion and Q&A, how evolutionary psychology answers some of the most controversial and persistent questions about human nature.

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Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 13th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

The concept of ‘game’, in comedy, is anything that happens more than once; and if played well, games are laugh-out-loud funny. Learn to master this tool for humour, and use it to trouble shoot common problems such as time jumps, crowd scenes, exposition and more.

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Thursdays, Feb 11 & Feb 18, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

The interdisciplinary theorist René Girard’s work traces the sources of human conflict to the tendency to imitate, and identifies scapegoating as a fundamental means of social pacification. This interactive seminar will explore Girard’s core insights with reference to the fraught realm of contemporary social media.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Sundays & Mondays, Feb 7 - Feb 28, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

In this four-session seminar, we’ll examine the archaeology of the cultures that lived in the Near East from the Bronze Age to the Roman Period, especially the Canaanites, Israelites, and Philistines. By unearthing material and textual evidence, we’ll explore how scholars approach the study of ancient history, especially when archaeological evidence tells a different story than Biblical narratives.

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Speaker: 
Sylvia Bishop
Saturday, February 6th, 10:30am-12:30pm ET / 3:30pm-5:30pm GMT

We will learn how the concept of a ‘character game’, used in improvised theatre, can help you produce unforgettable characters. Although the emphasis will be on examples from junior fiction, all writers who struggle with characters that ‘sound the same’ are welcome!

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Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Feb 3 - Feb 17, Various times, 90 min

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work in a way that will help you take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level. This workshop includes an assessment of your current work, instruction from Andrew, and individualized written feedback directly from Andrew on a final selection and presentation of your work. While this workshop is best suited for those interested in food photography, photographers of all types and all experience levels are welcome.

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Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Wednesdays, Feb 3 - Feb 17, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

This intimate three-session workshop will offer personalized insight and feedback to help aspiring nonfiction authors craft the most important parts of their book: the thesis, the voice, and the first chapter. Each session will feature helpful craft exercises, resources, and feedback on your writing and ideas.

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Speaker: 
Jack Rackam
Tuesdays, Feb 2 - Feb 16, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

This event consists of three meetings, each 90-minutes. Session one will be a focused lecture and discussion on how to apply the fundamentals of storytelling to YouTube, followed by two workshop sessions where participants will have the opportunity to have their work critiqued by the speaker and their peers.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Tuesdays, Feb 2 - Feb 16, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work in a way that will help you take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level. This workshop includes an assessment of your current work, instruction from Andrew, and individualized written feedback directly from Andrew on a final selection and presentation of your work. While this workshop is best suited for those interested in food photography, photographers of all types and all experience levels are welcome.

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Speaker: 
Ronald Neumann
Tuesday, February 2nd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Join Ronald Neumann, Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan (2005-2007), Bahrain, and Algeria and President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, in an intimate seminar to discuss the US's presence and role in Afghanistan. The speaker's proceeds from this event will be donated to the American Academy of Diplomacy.

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Speaker: 
Rebecca Makkai
Mondays, Feb 1 - Feb 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

We’ll discuss four common pitfalls of early fiction drafts, and how to avoid them -- or, if necessary, to rescue yourself from the depths.

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Thursdays, Jan 28 - Feb 11, 9am-10:30am PT / 12pm-1:30pm ET

This course is designed to teach the basics of urban planning, city geography, and civic design, in a way that will allow the application of these disciplines to the design of video game spaces. Participants will learn to come up with civic concepts, design urban environments, and craft fertile, believable, and memorable virtual cities.

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Speaker: 
Razib Khan
Wednesday, January 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Do you have 23andMe or Ancestry.com data that you’re interested in analyzing more deeply? Join geneticist and personal genomics expert Razib Khan for a crash course in getting the most out of the raw data available from popular genetic sites.

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Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Wednesday, January 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60-minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

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Speaker: 
Ronald Neumann
Tuesdays, Jan 26 & Feb 2, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Join Ronald Neumann, Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan (2005-2007), Bahrain, and Algeria and president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, in an intimate two-session seminar to learn and discuss the new and old foreign policy questions, tensions, and challenges the Biden Administration will face in the early months of the diplomatic transition of power. Build your understanding of American foreign policy guided by a leader who was there for it and engage in lively discussion with a small group of other curious learners.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Sundays, Jan 24 & Jan 31, 8:30am-9:30am PT / 11:30am-12:30pm ET

In this two-session seminar, we’ll use archaeological evidence to understand the magical rituals the ancient Romans practiced. We'll examine our own modern notions about the differences between magic, science, and religion, and explore how our modern categories influence how we examine ancient evidence.

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Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Tuesday, January 19th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60 minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

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Speaker: 
Roy Dean
Tuesday, January 12th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just about training hard; it’s about training smart. This seminar will give you an overview of the journey to black belt and how to optimize your training for that goal.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Sundays, Jan 3 - Jan 31, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

In this four-session seminar, we’ll examine the archaeology of the cultures that lived in the Near East from the Bronze Age to the Roman Period, especially the Canaanites, Israelites, and Philistines. By unearthing material and textual evidence, we’ll explore how scholars approach the study of ancient history, especially when archaeological evidence tells a different story than Biblical narratives.

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Speaker: 
Adrian Miller
Monday, December 28th, 5:30pm-6:30pm PT / 8:30pm-9:30pm ET

Take a trip around the world to learn New Year's food traditions with the Soul Food Chef Adrian Miller in this single-session seminar. Adrian is a James Beard Award-winning food writer who is passionate about sharing his knowledge of global culture with curious learners––no cooking experience required. What better way to prepare for your own delicious New Year's celebration?!

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Speaker: 
Jill Heinerth
Tuesday, December 15th, 4-5:30pm PT / 7-8:30pm ET

Now that more people are isolated at home, online presentations using tools like Zoom are becoming the norm. Jill Heinerth will unlock the secrets of professional home broadcasting and offer tips about media platforms, audio, lighting, and creating engaging multimedia presentations.

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Speaker: 
Olivier Corneau
Wednesday, December 9th, 4-5pm PT / 7-8pm ET

Join Olivier Corneau for an inspirational and interactive talk (en Français!) about his journey from aspiring artist to successful artist with exhibitions worldwide. Learn what it takes to become a professional artist and how you can begin a life of professional creativity.

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Mondays & Thursdays, December 7th, 10th, 14th, & 17th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Evolutionary Psychology examines the human mind through the lens of evolution. This short seminar series introduces the basics of the field and examines how evolutionary psychology answers some of the most controversial and persistent questions about human nature.

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Speaker: 
Olivier Corneau
Monday, December 7th, 4-5pm PT / 7-8pm ET

Join Olivier Corneau for an inspirational and interactive talk about his journey from aspiring artist to successful artist with exhibitions worldwide. Learn what it takes to become a professional artist and how you can begin a life of professional creativity.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Saturdays, December 5th and 12th, 10-11am PT / 1-2pm ET

In this two-session seminar, we’ll use archaeological evidence to understand the magical rituals the ancient Romans practiced. We'll examine our own modern notions about the differences between magic, science, and religion, and explore how our modern categories influence how we examine ancient evidence.

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Speaker: 
Brian Frye
Thursday, December 3rd, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

This seminar will provide a practical introduction to concepts in copyright law, tailored to artists and filmmakers. Among other things, we will discuss what copyright does and doesn’t protect, and when the fair use doctrine applies to copyrighted works.

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Speaker: 
Rebecca Makkai
Tuesdays, December 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

We’ll discuss four common pitfalls of early fiction drafts, and how to avoid them -- or, if necessary, to rescue yourself from the depths.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Sundays, November 29th, December 6th, 13th, & 20th, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

In this four-session seminar, we’ll examine the archaeology of the cultures that lived in the Near East from the Bronze Age to the Roman Period, especially the Canaanites, Israelites, and Philistines. By unearthing material and textual evidence, we’ll explore how scholars approach the study of ancient history, especially when archaeological evidence tells a different story than Biblical narratives.

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Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursday, November 19th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Speaker: 
Jake Goldwasser
Monday, November 16th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

In this 90 minute session, participants will learn the history, composition, and theory of single-panel cartoons. Everyone will then have the opportunity to draw their own cartoon (but no artistic experience is necessary).

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Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursday, November 12th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursdays, November 12th, November 19th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursday, November 5th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursdays, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Wednesdays, Nov. 4th and 11th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

In this two-session seminar, we’ll use archaeological evidence to understand the magical rituals the ancient Romans practiced. We'll examine our own modern notions about the differences between magic, science, and religion, and explore how our modern categories influence how we examine ancient evidence.

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Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursdays, October 29th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

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Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursday, October 29th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

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Speaker: 
Bárbara Mujica
Thursdays, October 22nd and 29th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

Today, images of Frida Kahlo are ubiquitous in mainstream culture. But in her time, Kahlo was a rebel who challenged the status quo with her paintings and her life. Join renowned literature professor and novelist Dr. Barbara Mujica for a two-part talk on the captivating life and art of Frida Kahlo.

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Speaker: 
Chavi Karkowsky
Monday, October 19th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

They say knowledge is power, but is it always? As a maternal-fetal medicine physician, Dr. Chavi Karkowsky has seen how genetic testing can empower her patients -- and also open a Pandora’s Box they wish they could close. Join Dr. Karkowsky for this exploration of the history, science, and human experience of modern prenatal genetic testing.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Tuesdays, Oct. 13th and 20th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

In this two-session seminar, we’ll use archaeological evidence to understand the magical rituals the ancient Romans practiced. We'll examine our own modern notions about the differences between magic, science, and religion, and explore how our modern categories influence how we examine ancient evidence.

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Speaker: 
Ryan Oakes
Sundays, October 4th and 11th, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

In this interactive, inter-generational magic lesson, illusionist extraordinaire Ryan Oakes will teach grandparents and their grandchildren how to perform astounding feats of magic using everyday objects from around the house.

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Speaker: 
Joseph Stenberg
Saturday, October 3rd, 12-1pm PT / 3-4pm ET

What is happiness? Philosophers have been debating this question for millennia. In this interactive seminar, philosopher Joseph Stenberg will lead us in an engaging discussion of different philosophies of happiness and their implications for our own lives. 

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Saturday, October 3rd, 10-11:30am PT / 1-2:30pm ET

Over the past 40 years, Black women activists have built the womanist movement to advocate for the rights of all people. The inspirational Reverend Dr. Fry Brown will highlight the work of several womanist activists, from public figures to ordinary people committed to making change, and demonstrate how their actions illustrate the ideals of womanism.

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Saturday, September 26th, 12-1:30pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET

What we view as commonplace seasonings like pepper and cinnamon were once the most luxurious items known to humans. Join award-winning Cornell University Professor Eric Tagliacozzo for this talk about humanity's millennials-long yearning for the spices of Asia.

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Speaker: 
John Sitter
Wednesday, September 23rd, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

As ice caps melt and temperatures rise, novels about climate change have moved from the margins to the center of world literature. In this seminar, we will explore the emerging genre of climate fiction (aka "cli-fi") and discuss how the best work in this genre helps us understand our moment and imagine possible futures.

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET

In this strange quarantine moment we’re living through, it’s harder to connect with other people on a deep and personal level. How can you, when you’re confined to your home? Sign up today to skip the small talk and move right into meaningful conversation.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Fraknoi
Friday, September 18th, 6-7:30pm PT / 9-10:30pm ET

Take a tour of the most intriguing future “tourist destinations” among the planets and moons in our cosmic neighborhood. Our stops include Venus, the Mount Olympus volcano on Mars, and Saturn's "Cold Faithful" and more!

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Sundays, September 13th and 20th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

Join Dr. Cynthia Neal Spence, award-winning sociology professor and director of the Spelman College Social Justice Fellows Program, for this two-part lecture examining the history of race and the criminal justice system.

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Saturday, September 12th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

At this game show-style event, our speaker, David Rheinstrom, will come up with recipes on demand based on ingredients you have in your kitchen.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Saturdays, September 12th and 19th, 3-4pm PT / 6-7pm ET

In this two-session seminar, we’ll use archaeological evidence to understand the magical rituals the ancient Romans practiced. We'll examine our own modern notions about the differences between magic, science, and religion, and explore how our modern categories influence how we examine ancient evidence.

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Tuesday, September 8th, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET

Join professional facilitator Kyla Sokoll-Ward for a series of authentic, insightful exercises and games designed to foster fast and meaningful connection. Take an hour to invest in yourself through exercises that build trust, empathy, playfulness, and self-understanding.

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Tuesdays, September 8th and 15th, 12-1:30pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET

Over two lectures, renowned computer science professor Michael Littman will share the major ways in which humans endow computers with their intended autonomous behaviors. If you understand how computers are told, trained, and taught what to do, you will be a savvier consumer and more adept at convincing the machines to do what you want them to do.

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Speaker: 
Andrew Ridker
Sunday, September 6th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Join acclaimed novelist Andrew Ridker for a fascinating talk and discussion on the past, present, and future of Jewish American literature, including how Jewish American literature responds to and shapes the ever-changing role of Jews in America.

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Speaker: 
John Finn
Friday, September 4th, 12-1:30pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET

Join award-winning professor of constitutional law John E. Finn for this timely seminar. We’ll explore what the First Amendment does—and does not—say about the place of hate speech in American political culture.

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Thursday, September 3rd, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Looking for a creative outlet while stuck at home? Join us each Thursday in September to learn the fundamentals of rhythm and rhyme, with a particular focus on spoken-word poetry and rap. No prior experience needed. Perfect for ages 8 to 108! 

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Speaker: 
Kim Kutz Elliot
Tuesday, March 31st, 8-9pm PT / 11pm-12am ET

Join historian Kim Kutz Elliott for a thought-provoking exploration of Abraham Lincoln's ubiquitous presence in American popular culture.

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Speaker: 
Steve Chamow
Tuesday, May 19th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

Dr. Steve Chamow is back by popular demand for an extended conversation on COVID-19 drug discovery. Join us to learn more about the availability of technologies for therapeutics and vaccines and opportunities to shorten the timeline of clinical drug development.

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Speaker: 
Joseph Stenberg
Friday, May 8th, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET

What does it mean to be happy? Philosopher Joseph Stenberg will help us understand how various thinkers' answers to that question can guide our own pursuit of happiness.

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Speaker: 
Lauren Oakes
Thursday, May 7th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

The solution space for climate change isn’t only about stopping emissions. It’s also about coping with the consequences in our local communities. Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes will discuss two responses to climate change —adaptation vs. mitigation — and what we can do to help.

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Speaker: 
Steve Chamow
Tuesday, May 7th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

The current pandemic is affecting our lives in ways we never expected, and scientists around the globe are working to stop its spread. In this timely talk with Dr. Steve Chamow, we'll learn about what it will take for drug companies to mitigate the impact of coronavirus.

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