Wednesday, March 4, 2020

  • Sponsored by Lifelong Learning

    This webinar is designed to make difficult conversations easier and give you the confidence needed to overcome fear, frustration, and anxiety. In addition, this session will help you to use the Compassionate Curiosity Framework in order to communicate confidently, deal with difficult people, and get what you deserve.

    Learn how to have critical conversations; create trust and understanding; how to interject managed conflict into high level discussions; how to avoid critical mistakes that stifle communication and create hostility; and how to approach every interaction as a strategic opportunity for future success.

    About the Speaker:
    KCKwame Christian, Esq., M.A. is the Director of the American Negotiation Institute where he conducts negotiation and conflict management workshops around the country. As an attorney and mediator with a bachelors of arts in Psychology, a Master of Public Policy, and a law degree, Kwame brings a unique multidisciplinary approach to making difficult conversations easier. In addition to his role with the American Negotiation Institute, Kwame also serves as a professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, the top ranked dispute resolution program in the country, and Otterbein University’s MBA program.

    He is the author of the best selling book Nobody Will Play With Me: How to Use Compassionate Curiosity to Find Confidence in Conflict and his TEDx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was the most popular TED Talk on the topic of conflict of 2017. Kwame also hosts the top negotiation podcast in the world, Negotiate Anything. The show has been downloaded over 600,000 times and has listeners in 181 different countries.

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  • Sponsored by the Women of Hopkins Affinity

    This event is open to alumni, friends, and guests of all gender identities.

    Women of the Book: Rare Books from the Spiritual Lives of Women (1450-1800)

    From psycho-spiritual autobiographers, bi-locating nuns, and rock-star-status mystics, to the hidden careers of women printers and engravers and miracle-makers—this illustrated talk and discussion focuses on Johns Hopkins’ recently acquired “Women of the Book” collection of over 425 rare books and manuscripts on early modern nuns and “holy women” in Europe and the wider world, 1450-1800. The largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind, these incredibly rare and unique materials illuminate lives actively and creatively lived by early modern women within and beyond the cloister. Free from traditional family and spousal constraints, and wed to a spiritual life of the mind, these holy women changed the world and, through their unique access to print, permanently preserved their contributions to history.

    Enjoy some lite snacks and a glass of wine or beer while you dive into the history of these amazing women.


    earle havens

    Earle Havens is Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Director of the Virginia Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book in the Renaissance, at the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. He is preparing an upcoming major exhibition at Johns Hopkins’s Peabody Library in Baltimore (October 2020-January 2021), and major illustrated book, about this extraordinary collection.