The Center for Human Potential and Public Policy Annual Lecture on Science, Technology & Society

The Fifth Annual CHPPP Lecture on Science, Technology & Society: The Science of Success

Thursday, October 18, 2012
4:45 p.m. - Reception and Book Signing*
5:30 p.m. - Lecture, Panel Discussion, and Q&A

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Lecture Hall - Room 142
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

The Center for Human Potential and Public Policy (CHPPP), in collaboration with the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group, present the Fifth Annual Lecture on Science, Technology, & Society featuring Paul Tough. 

Paul Tough is the author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, and Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America.  A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, he is also a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group's Early Childhood Interventions Network and a nationally-renowned speaker on education, poverty, and politics.

In his lecture-- "The Science of Success"-- Mr. Tough will explore ideas and themes from his new book How Children Succeed, in which he examines how character traits can help children overcome the constraints of poverty and narrow the achievement gap.

Following the lecture, a panel of experts will respond to Mr. Tough's talk.  The panel will include:

Joshua Anderson, Executive Director, Teach for America-Chicago

Jonathan Guryan, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Ariel Kalil (moderator), Director, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy; Professor, The Harris School of Public Policy

Diana Rauner, President, Ounce of Prevention Fund

After the panel discussion, there will be a Q&A session.

For more information contact Laurel Spindel at ljspinde@uchicago.edu.

*Paul Tough's Book, How Children Succeed, will be available for purchase during the reception.