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Ideas for Tomorrow

Featured Speaker

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth

Thursday, December 15, 2016
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel, Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab

Angela Duckworth is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development.

Angela studies grit and self-control, two attributes that are distinct from IQ and yet powerfully predict success and well-being. A 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Prior to her career in research, Angela founded a summer school for low-income children that was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2012, celebrated its twentieth anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and a math and science teacher in the public schools of New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Angela completed her undergraduate degree in Advanced Studies Neurobiology at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude. With the support of a Marshall Scholarship, she completed an MSc with Distinction in Neuroscience from Oxford University. She completed her PhD in Psychology as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Angela has received numerous awards for her contributions to K-12 education, including a Beyond Z Award from the KIPP Foundation. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, debuted May 3, 2016 as an immediate New York Times bestseller.

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With support from:

Baldwin Wallace University   Cleveland Leadership Center 10th Anniversary   Case Western Reserve University   Greater Cleveland Partnership

Note: Seating is first-come, first-serve in the amphitheater. No seat-saving.
Overflow seating will be available when the amphitheater reaches capacity.

Upcoming "Ideas for Tomorrow" Speakers

Thomas Friedman | Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas Friedman

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel, Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Author and Journalist

Thomas L. Friedman, an internationally known author and journalist, has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times. His foreign affairs column in The New York Times reports on US domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflicts, international economics, environment, biodiversity and energy.

For his coverage of the Middle East, Mr. Friedman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and 1988 for international reporting. He was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary for “his clarity of vision…in commenting on the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat.” In 2004, he was awarded the Overseas Press Club Award for lifetime achievement and the honorary title, Order of the British Empire (OBE), by Queen Elizabeth II.

Friedman is the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem, which won both the National Book and the Overseas Press Club Awards in 1989, a revised edition was released in December 2012. The Lexus and the Olive Tree, winner of the 2000 Overseas Press Club Award for best non-fiction book on foreign policy. Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11, issued in 2002, consists of columns Friedman published about September 11. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, issued in April 2005 and updated in 2006 and 2007, received the inaugural Goldman Sachs/Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. In 2008 he brought out Hot, Flat, and Crowded, which was published in a revised edition a year later. His sixth book, That Used to Be Us: How American Fell Behind in the World We Invented and How We Can Come Back, co-written with Michael Mandelbaum, was released in 2011. His new book, Thank you For Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux was released on November 22, 2016.

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With support from:

Cleveland Leadership Center   Cleveland Council on World Affairs   Greater Cleveland Partnership

Note: Seating is first-come, first-serve in the amphitheater. No seat-saving.
Overflow seating will be available when the amphitheater reaches capacity.