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Saturday, October 15 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Having Presence and Being Present

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Forget your online identity: it’s time to think about how you move through the real world with two superstar authors whose bestselling books make a case for enhancing our experience of ourselves and each other. In Presence, Amy Cuddy expands on her spectacularly popular TED talk about how we can stop being anxious about the impression we make on others and build our self-confidence from the inside out through our posture and mindset. MIT’s Sherry Turkle, in Reclaiming Conversation, argues that our devices have taken us away from others and from ourselves, destroying both our ability to have intimate relationships and our capacity for introspection. Join this essential conversation with two compelling thinkers. Moderated by Robin Young, cohost of WBUR’s Here and Now. Sponsored by the Cue Ball Group.

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Robin Young

Robin Young brings more than twenty-five years of broadcast experience to her role as co-host of Here & Now, a WBUR-produced daily news magazine that airs on NPR stations nationwide. She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also reported for NBC, CBS and ABC television... Read More →

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Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist and Harvard Business School professor specializing in power and influence, leadership, and decision-making. Her 2012 TED Talk “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” is the second-most viewed in TED history and was dubbed one of the “Twenty... Read More →
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Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle is a media scholar, psychologist, and social researcher who has studied digital culture for over thirty years. She is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and is also the founder and current director of the MIT Initiative... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Emmanuel Sanctuary