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The Jepson Leadership Forum 2015-16 Events

The 2015-16 Jepson Leadership Forum takes on the big questions about human health and well-being: the challenges of global health and poverty, genetics and individual decision making, and the media’s role in public health. We invite you to imagine what’s possible and learn how to think more sharply, live more fully, and do more good.

Konnikova-headshot September 22 • 7 p.m. in the Jepson Alumni Center
 How to Make Smarter Choices
 Maria Konnikova
 Psychologist, bestselling author, and contributing writer for The New Yorker  online


Cosponsored by the Department of Psychology

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 October 29 • 7 p.m. in the Jepson Alumni Center
 Is Exercise the Best Medicine?
 Daniel Lieberman
 Paleoanthropologist at Harvard University whose research focuses on the  look and function of the human body
 Video


Cosponsored by Athletics

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 November 12 • 7 p.m. in Cannon Memorial Chapel
 How to Do the Most Good
 Peter Singer
 Princeton University professor who has been called the world's most  influential living philosopher
 Video

Cosponsored by the Department of Philosophy

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 January 28 • 7 p.m. in the Jepson Alumni Center
 Scientific Storytelling: Deconstructing the Media's Critical Role in  Public Health
 James Hamblin
 Writer and senior editor at The Atlantic and host of the video series If Our  Bodies Could Talk


Cosponsored by the Department of Journalism

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 February 24 • 7 p.m. in the Jepson Alumni Center
 The Perils of Good Intentions
 Nina Munk
 Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and  the Quest to End Poverty



Cosponsored by the Robins School of Business and part of the James MacGregor Burns Lectureship in Leadership Studies and Biography, made possible by Bank of America

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 April 7 • 7 p.m. in the Jepson Alumni Center
 Is the Future of Medicine in our DNA?
 Wendy Chung
 Clinical and molecular geneticist at Columbia University who studies  genetic forms of autism
Video




Cosponsored by the Department of Biology

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Registration Information

All events are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required and opens 3 weeks prior to each event.

 

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Contact Information

Shannon Best, community programs manager
(804) 287-6522

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