UPDATE, July 3

July 3

Need to Know Now!

"The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World's Toughest Problems," featuring Richard Pascale, an associate fellow of Oxford University's Said Business School, has been moved from 3:00pm to 8:00-8:50am in the Paepcke Auditorium.

Take Note

The 4:10-5:00pm session, "(Mis)Imagining the Future," featuring Daniel Gilbert, the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and Gideon Lichfield, senior editor of Quartz, will be held in the Booz Allen Hamilton Room in the Koch Building.

And at 9:15-10:15pm in the McNulty Room in the Doerr-Hosier Center, Jon Batiste, the bandleader of "The Late Show," and Walter Isaacson, Institute president and CEO, will hold a "Jazz Jam at McNulty." This event is for badge-wearing attendees only.


The 10:20-11:20am session in the Booz Allen Hamilton Room in the Koch Building featuring Peter Hirshberg, chairman of The Re:imagine Group, has been renamed "America's Cities: Makers Remaking the American Dream."

And a new session has been added: in the Aspen Meadows Restaurant, 12:00-1:00pm, "Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least" will feature Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva.

Evening Events

From 5:30-6:30pm in the Hotel Jerome Ballroom, James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, will talk with Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker, about his book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, winner of 2014 National Book Award. Osnos based Age of Ambition on eight years of living in Beijing, and he traces the rise of the individual in China and the clash between aspiration and authoritarianism (Book signing to follow).

Be sure to check out How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy, 8:00-9:00pm in the McNulty Room in the Doerr-Hosier Center instead. Bill Browder, CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management and author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice, took his hedge fund prowess to Moscow, growing the largest investment fund in Russia following the collapse of the Soviet Union. But when Browder exposed corruption amidst the companies in his portfolio, Vladimir Putin expelled him from Russia. Soon thereafter, upon discovering deep and widespread criminal behavior, Browder's lawyer in Moscow, Sergei Magnitsky, was imprisoned, tortured, placed in solitary confinement, and ultimately beaten to death by prison guards. Time for James Bond? Perhaps. But there is no fiction here as Browder turns his life mission to the pursuit of justice and truth (Book signing to follow).

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JULY 3, 4:10 TO 5:00PM

Come to the Bookstore and Café, brought to you by Explore Booksellers.

Laurence Steinberg, Alexa Clay, Jennifer Senior, Jessica Jackley, David McCandless, Paul Bloom, and David Brooks, authors of Age of Opportunity, The Misfit Economy, All Joy No Fun, Clay Water Brick, Knowledge is Beautiful, Just Babies, and The Road to Character.

And be sure to stop by the Bookstore for answers to the brain teasers posted around campus.

Be sure to stop by the Bookstore Patio or the Ideas Pavilion for organic sorbets by Jeff Italian Ices.

Flavors include mango, lime, strawberry, lemon ginger, or vanilla gelato.

Don't Miss

Take a spin in Toyota's Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that only emits water vapor. Drive today starting at 9:00am. See the Toyota concierges at the north and south sides of campus for more information.

Learn more about the importance of long-term care planning and try on the R70i Aging Suit in Genworth's exhibit space, located in the Stranahan Seminar Room of the Koch Building.

Visit the Mount Sinai Health Concourse, located in the tent next to the Koch Building, to sign up for a complimentary skincare screening.