Brené Brown, Ph.D.

Author and research professor Dr. Brené Brown discusses her research on topics such as leadership, courage, vulnerability and shame.

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Endowed Chair. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. She is the author of several books including her 2018 publication, “Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.” Her TEDx Houston talk on the power of vulnerability has garnered more than 36 million views. Brené and her husband, Steve, live in Houston and have two children.

Junot Díaz

Author Junot Díaz talks about incorporating experiences from his own life into his novels, the power of literature and his 2018 children’s book, “Islandborn.”

Junot Díaz is the author of the critically acclaimed “Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and “This Is How You Lose Her,” a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Rutgers University, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

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