Innovative Thinker Summer Speaker Series: Sponsored by the Gale Family Foundation
SITE Santa Fe’s Innovative Thinker Summer Speaker Series brings together high-profile visionaries to discuss thought-provoking, relevant, and complex cultural issues.
In 2022, SITE Santa Fe is thrilled to host two public conversations: Priya Parker with Wendy Woon, and Anand Giridharadas with Amy Whitaker. This series will cover poignant topics including interpersonal connection in the pandemic era and the vast inequities of the art world.
The New Era in (Re)Gathering: Priya Parker with Wendy Woon
Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 pm
A Conversation with Anand Giridharadas, author of WINNERS TAKE ALL
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Anand Giridharadas with Amy Whitaker
Thursday, July 28 at 6:00 pm
About the Speakers
Parker is a founding member of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Values Council and the New Models of Leadership, and a Senior Expert at Mobius Executive Leadership. She studied organizational design at M.I.T., public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and political and social thought at the University of Virginia.
Parker’s The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters (Riverhead, 2018) has been named a Best Business Book of the year by Amazon, Esquire Magazine, NPR, the Financial Times, 1-800-CEO-READS and Bloomberg. She has spoken on the TED Main Stage, and her TEDx talk on purpose has been viewed over 1 million times. Parker’s work has been featured in numerous outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, TED.com, Forbes.com, Real Simple Magazine, Oprah.com, Bloomberg, Glamour, the Today Show and Morning Joe. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Anand Giridharadas, and their two children. www.priyaparker.com
He has spoken on stages around the world and taught narrative journalism at New York University. He is a regular on-air political analyst for MSNBC.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was raised there, in Paris, France, and in Maryland, and educated at the University of Michigan, Oxford, and Harvard.
His writing has been honored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale, the Porchlight Business Book of the Year award, the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanism in Culture from Harvard, and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Priya Parker, and their two children.
Woon is a highly regarded thinker featured in public conversations in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Americas. She considers art an important catalyst that connects people across differences, a vibrant source for people to learn with and from each other.
She believes that art museums must radically change to remain relevant to future generations, reimagining their roles, priorities, and how they define and deploy their resources. Woon envisions art museums that are research-based and values-driven, and holistically responsive to the needs of their communities now and in the future.
About the Innovative Thinker Summer Speaker Series
SITE Santa Fe is grateful to the Gale Family Foundation for their significant support of the Innovative Thinker Summer Speaker Series.