Conference speakers

Ethan Nadelmann

Dr. Ethan Nadelmann conference presentation: Dr. Nadelmann is a leading advocate for legalizing marijuana, ending mass incarceration, and treating drug use and addiction as health care matters rather than criminal… Read more »

Anita Hill

Anita Hill Conference Presentation: Our Critical Need to Eliminate Gender Violence and Inequality The youngest of 13 children from a farm in rural Okla­homa, Anita Hill received her J.D. from… Read more »

Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH

Mary Bassett Conference Presentation: Pulling Back the Curtain: COVID-19 and Historic Health Inequities Since the beginning of recorded health data in the United States, Black Americans have consistently experienced poorer… Read more »

Tara Westover

Tara Westover Conference Presentation: Reconciling with a Traumatic Childhood Tara Westover is an American author. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. An… Read more »

Dr. Laurie Santos

Psychologist Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition, its origins, and the evolutionary biases that influence our all-too imperfect life choices. She is also knowledgeable in how behavioral… Read more »

Byron Katie

In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage, and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left… Read more »