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Watkinson School hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and War Correspondent Dexter Filkins
Posted on: 10/15/2014
Filkins to give a free talk on responding to ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and war correspondent Dexter Filkins will speak at Watkinson School on Tuesday, November 4 from 2:00-3:00pm. Within the last month, Filkins returned from Iraq and was part of a small group of journalists asked to provide President Obama counsel on responding to ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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Nationally Recognized Author Alfie Kohn to Speak at Watkinson
Posted on: 10/2/2014
Speaker and author Alfie Kohn will present The Myth of the Spoiled Child at Watkinson School on Tuesday, October 14, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, seating is limited. Kohn’s thirteenth and most recent book, The Myth of the Spoiled Child-Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting, will be discussed. Kohn has been described in Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of educator's fixation on grades [and] test scores." Kohn has been featured on hundreds of TV and radio programs, including the "Today" show and two appearances on "Oprah"; he has been profiled in the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, while his work has been described and debated in many other leading publications. Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of thirteen books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. For more information on Kohn’s work, visit: www.alfiekohn.org

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