A Conversation with Dr. Richard Weissbourd

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The Lowenstein Auditorium at Temple Emanu-El

10 East 66th Street

New York, NY 10065

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On October 29, The Hewitt School will convene an important and timely conversation about how young people can balance ethical engagement and meaningful achievement as they make their way to and through college, and as they navigate their careers and lives. This conversation will feature Dr. Richard Weissbourd, faculty director of Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Following the lecture, Head of School Dr. Tara Christie Kinsey will interview Dr. Weissbourd about what parents and educators can do to mitigate the mounting pressure that young people face in today’s achievement-driven culture. This event will address some of the most pressing questions on parents' minds today and is relevant for parents of children of all ages.

Hewitt thanks our co-sponsors, the Parents League of New York and Riley’s Way Foundation, for their partnership and shared commitment to enabling New York City parents and educators to empower the next generation of healthy and whole leaders.

In preparation for the discussion, Hewitt recommends reading MCC’s recent publication, Turning the Tide II: How Parents and High Schools Can Cultivate Ethical Character and Reduce Distress in The College Admissions Process. Also please note that Dr. Weissbourd's book, The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development will be available for sale at the event, with a limited number of signed copies.

Event schedule:

6:00 pm - Doors open

6:30 pm - Lecture begins

Please register online and bring your ticket to the event. This event is complimentary and open to adults, and we encourage you to invite your friends. If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Rodriguez.


Speaker's Bio:

Dr. Richard Weissbourd is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he co-directs the Human Development and Psychology Program, and at the Kennedy School of Government. His work focuses on moral development, vulnerability, and resilience in childhood, and effective schools and services for children. He directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising and to provide strategies to schools and parents for promoting in children caring, a commitment to justice, and other key moral and social capacities. He leads an important initiative to reshape college admissions. This initiative, Turning the Tide, has engaged almost 200 colleges in elevating ethical character, reducing excessive achievement pressure, and increasing equity and access in the college admissions process.

Dr. Weissbourd has advised on the city, state and federal levels on family policy and school reform, and founded a pilot school in Boston, the Lee Academy, and several interventions for at-risk children. A highly respected expert, Dr. Weissbourd has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications and blogs, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR, and is the author of acclaimed books on child development and education.

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The Lowenstein Auditorium at Temple Emanu-El

10 East 66th Street

New York, NY 10065

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