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    The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

    Paul Tough is the bestselling author of “How Children Succeed” and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine and This American Life. In his new book, “The Years That Matter Most,” Tough describes the way higher education in America can both help and hinder young people searching for better opportunities. The book tells the […]

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    The Problem We All Live With: The Achievement Gap

    Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine. A MacArthur “Genuis” Award recipient, she investigates the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy. Nikole has written extensively about school resegregation across the country and the utter disarray of hundreds of […]

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    She Said: Breaking the Story that Helped Ignite #MeToo

    Jodi Kantor is one of the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse for The New York Times. Kantor will share their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement and will take us for the first time into the very heart of this social shift, reliving in […]

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    You Make Today Better: A Candid Conversation on Mental Health

    In 2006, Jamie Tworkowski began his quest to end the stigma of mental health. Since then, his global non-profit movement has offered relief to thousands struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. He is the author of The New York Times Bestseller “If You Feel Too Much” and runs the nonprofit “To Write Love on […]

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    Chasing the Moon

    Free Advance Public Screening & Conversation Get a sneak preview of the latest American Experience film, “Chasing the Moon” and meet real-life astronaut, Cady Coleman. “CHASING THE MOON” with Astronaut Cady Coleman Sunday, June 30, 4-6 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts 212 Edwards St., Springfield, MA WGBY, the Springfield Science Museum, and the Springfield Public Forum are partnering to present a 45-minute […]

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    Live Simply So Others May Simply Live

    Actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. will be joining us on Wednesday, 5/22/19 at 6:00 p.m. at Springfield Symphony Hall. One of America’s most sought-after speakers on eco-living, Ed Begley, Jr. will offer an inspiring speech on eco-consciousness in an accessible, humorous message on what it means to lead a sustainable life. Describing the planet […]

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  • “The Peacemaker” Film Screening and Discussion

    The Peacemaker – Film & Interview Free Tuesday, October 9 • 6:30 PM Mills Theatre, Carr Hall, Bay Path University Release date: 2016 (USA) Director/Producer: James Demo Time: 90 minutes A New York Times Critics’ Pick and multi-award winning film, The Peacemaker is an intimate portrait of Padraig O’Malley, an international peacemaker who helps make […]

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    Keep It Civil

    CNN Political Commentators Alice Stewart and Bakari Sellers Conservative Republican Alice Stewart and progressive Democrat Bakari Sellers debate the most polarizing topics of our day with intellect, passion, respect and collegiality. This program celebrates diversity of opinion with a demonstration of what political conversation in our nation can be. Alice Stewart is a CNN Political […]

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    The Future of Diplomacy

    Ambassador Nicholas Burns A distinguished career diplomat who served under both Democratic and Republican Presidents, Nicholas Burns offers a bipartisan view of foreign and security affairs and global trends in the 21st century. Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the […]

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    Redefining Leadership

    What makes a Leader? Carly Fiorina will discuss the characteristics and practices of leadership drawn from her decades in the business, policy, and non-profit communities. Carly Fiorina is a true leader and a seasoned problem‐solver. Her mission is to inspire, equip and connect individuals and teams to seize opportunities, face challenges, and accelerate impact in […]

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