UC Riverside Psychology Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky

I’m Reading Four Different Books Right Now

Sonja Lyubomirsky is professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness, which was published in 34 countries. Before taking part in a Zócalo/UCLA Anderson School of Management event titled “Can Individuals Be Happy in an Unhappy Time?” in downtown L.A. at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, she spoke in the green room about what makes her happy, Mahershala Ali, and the intrigue of evolutionary psychology.

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UCLA Anderson School of Management Professor Hal Hershfield

I Love Being a Regular Somewhere

Hal Hershfield is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. In his research, he examines the ways that people consider their future …

Yale Historian and Author David Blight

I Do Love the Spirituals, and Motown

David Blight is a professor of American history at Yale University. His books include Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the …

Cultural Critic, Comedian, and Author Baratunde Thurston

I Have a Podcast in One Ear at All Times

Baratunde Thurston is a cultural critic, comedian, host of the podcast Spit, and the author of How to Be Black. Before moderating a Smithsonian/ASU “What It Means to Be American” …

Author and Journalist Fox Butterfield

I Have a Grandson Named Wolf

Fox Butterfield is a former national and foreign correspondent for The New York Times, and author of In My Father’s House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the …

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Geologist Chip Fletcher

I Realized Pretty Quickly That I Liked Rugged Terrain

Chip Fletcher is a University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa geologist and an expert on climate change. Before taking part in a Zócalo/Daniel K. Inouye Institute “Pau Hana” event panel discussion …