Through the Prism

Through the Prism with Natalia Urbas

2023-09-08T21:07:43+00:00By |

Natalia Urbas is a recent college graduate from Cornell University, majoring in materials science and engineering at the College of Engineering. After graduation, she moved to Washington D.C. to work at the US Navy as a Naval Reactors Engineer. In 2023, Urbas received the Class of 1964 John F. Kennedy Memorial Award.

Through the Prism with Robert Waldinger

2023-04-28T14:48:07+00:00By |

Robert Waldinger, MD, is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and Zen priest. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he directs the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest scientific study of happiness ever conducted. Dr. Waldinger is the author of The Good Life, which examines the central role of relationships in shaping our health and well-being.

Through the Prism with David Levine

2023-08-29T21:52:54+00:00By |

David Levine, Founding Director of Teaching Empathy Institute (TEI) in the Hudson Valley of New York, is an educator, author, recording artist, and documentary filmmaker. He has 40 years of experience working in a multitude of educational settings as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, workshop facilitator, and systems-change planning specialist. David has published numerous articles on belonging, empathy, and classroom culture building and has written six books, including A Year of Belonging and Field Guide to a School of Belonging, both of which were recipients of the Nautilus Book Award, American Book Fest Best Book Award and Indie Book Award in successive years (2019-2022).

Through the Prism with Suzette Brooks Masters

2023-04-28T14:48:19+00:00By |

Suzette Brooks Masters is a philanthropic advisor, thought leader, and strategist in the fields of democracy and pluralism. For more than two decades she has advised foundations, non-profit organizations, policymakers, and corporations on how to respond to a fast-changing America. She has received numerous awards for her philanthropic vision and impact, and accolades for her incisive publications. She prides herself on seeing around the corner and challenging conventional thinking. Ms. Masters currently leads the Better Futures Project with the Democracy Funders Network.

Through the Prism with Michael A. Rebell

2023-08-29T21:26:43+00:00By |

Michael A. Rebell is an experienced litigator, administrator, researcher, and scholar in the field of education law. He is the executive director of the Center for Educational Equity and Professor of Law and Educational Practice at Teachers College, Columbia University. The Center seeks to promote equity and excellence in education and to overcome the gap in educational access and achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged students throughout the United States. For the 2022-2023 school year, he is also a part-time Visiting Professor at the Harvard Law School.

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