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Kenny Fries

speaker: Kenny Fries
title: Author, Memoirist and Poet; In the Province of Gods, In The Gardens of Japan: A Poem Sequence
date: October 3, 2017
subject: A Conversation With Kenny Fries

Ruth Gates, Ph.D.

speaker: Ruth Gates, Ph.D.
title: Director, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
date: September 27, 2017
subject: Harnessing Basic Biology to Address an Ecological Crisis

Victoria Sammartino

speaker: Victoria Sammartino
title: Executive Director Emeritus, Voices UnBroken
date: September 20, 2017
subject: Making creative writing workshops available to vulnerable youth.

Sunitha Malieckal

speaker: Sunitha Malieckal
title: Account Manager, Greyston Bakery
date: September 13, 2017
subject: Open Hiring

Lance Lindblom

speaker: Lance Lindblom
title: retired President and CEO, The Nathan Cummings Foundation
date: September 6, 2017
subject: Foundations and Social Change

Heather Fleming

Heather Fleming, Catapult Design talks about the intersection of business, innovation, and social impact. Watch it here.

Doug Powell

Doug Powell, IBM talks about designing at scale. Watch it here.

Lizz Winstead

speaker: Lizz Winstead
title: Founder, Lady Parts Justice League; Co-creator, The Daily Show; Co-founder, Air America Radio
date: April 19, 2017

Nancye Green

speaker: Nancye Green
title: Chief Design Officer, The Medicines Company; Co-founder, Donovan/Green
date: April 26, 2017

Ben Peterson

DSI Global Guest Lecture Series
speaker: Ben Peterson
title: User Experience Designer, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
date: April 12, 2017
subject: Designing With Data and Technology

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New York, NY 10011
(212) 592–2205