Robert Waldinger M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, directs one of the longest-running studies of adult life and says “deep, meaningful relationships are linked with emotional well-being and physical health.” His new book The Good Life which comes out next year, provides “lessons from the world’s longest scientific study of happiness” and he maintains that friendship is key. But friendships are both a science and an art. Joining him in the discussion about how to cultivate, nurture and keep friendships will be Jan Yager, Ph.D sociologist and author of several books on the topic including Friendgevity making and keeping friends who enhance and extend your life”.
ROBERT DAVID "KC" JOHNSON is a Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. In 2007-2008, he taught at Tel Aviv University as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities. Professor Johnson received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard and his M.A. from the University of Chicago. His books include Congress and the Cold War, which was published by Cambridge University Press and won the D.B. Hardeman Prize. He has written widely on 20th and 21st century U.S. political, diplomatic, and legal affairs.
LORI ERICKSON is Collections Manager and Registrar for Revolutionary Spaces. She manages the object collections and archives, overseeing collections care, planning, and documentation. Before arriving at Revolutionary Spaces, Lori held positions as Curator and Collections Manager, in addition to working as a museum collections and exhibitions consultant. She holds both a B.A. and an M.S. in anthropology with a focus on archaeology and museum studies.