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Monday, July 2 • 9:00am - 10:10am
What Is the Goal of Parenting?
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Erika Christakis

Erika Christakis is an early childhood educator and Harvard College administrator. Her professional life is rooted at the intersection of schools, families, and communities, where for many years she has worked as a teacher, preschool director, public health advocate, and educational consultant. A passionate supporter of progressive education, she has served on the boards of several K-12 schools and community-based organizations. She writes a... Read More →
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Amy Chua

Amy Chua is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her 2011 memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is an international best-seller and has been translated into 30 languages. In 2011, Chua was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people, and she received the Yale Law School’s best teaching award. Chua joined the Yale Law School faculty in 2001. Prior to entering academics in 1994, she practiced law... Read More →
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Lawrence J. Cohen

Lawrence J. Cohen is a psychologist and author of Playful Parenting, an award-winning book about nurturing close connections, solving behavior problems, and encouraging children’s confidence. Cohen also co-authored The Art of Roughhousing; Mom, They’re Teasing Me; and Best Friends, Worst Enemies. He consults with families, schools, after-school programs, and corporations. Cohen is on the advisory board of the Blue School and a... Read More →
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Ellen Galinsky

Ellen Galinsky is co-founder and president of Families and Work Institute (FWI), where she co-directs the National Study of the Changing Workforce, the most comprehensive nationally representative study of the US workforce. She co-directs When Work Works, a project on workplace flexibility and effectiveness first funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that has produced a series of research papers. Galinsky has launched the Sloan Awards and... Read More →
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Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and the New York Times best-selling author of Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, a surprising look at modern love, marriage, and what really matters for romantic happiness. A New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, the book was an international best-seller and has been translated into 14 languages. A contributing editor for The Atlantic, Gottlieb has also written for such... Read More →

Monday July 2, 2012 9:00am - 10:10am
Paepcke Auditorium