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The Wisdom of the Humanities: Building Meaningful Lives and Successful Careers

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A round table discussion featuring five individuals describing diverse paths they have taken since majoring in the humanities as undergraduates. This event will offer practical and personal advice on developing your interests and skills in the humanities to achieve success, both within and beyond the workplace. Featuring:Alexa Allen is a 2011 graduate of NYU's Liberal Studies program and currently works for Citigroup in New York.Laura Brown is Executive Vice President of ITHAKA, an organization dedicated to advancing scholarly communication, as well as the Managing Director of the digital archive JSTOR. Brown previously served as the president of Oxford University Press, USA.Barak Goodman is co-founder of Ark Media and is the principal writer/producer/director for the company. His award winning documentary films have appeared on PBS and other networks.Matt Gornick currently works as the Policy Assistant Director for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), the nation's foremost authority on homeless veterans' issues.Eric S. Lee is the President of Bennett Midland LLC, a management consulting firm.Thomas Augst, Interim Faculty Director of the Humanities Initiative and Associate Professor of English (NYU), will serve as moderator, with theassistance of Joy Connolly, Associate Professor of Classics and Director of Morse Academic Plan, and Philip Kunhardt, Director of the Center for the Study of Transformative Lives.This event is sponsored by the Teagle Foundation, and presented by the Humanities Initiative at NYU, in collaboration with the Morse Academic Plan and the Center for the Study of Transformative Lives.

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