Watch videos from the Genius Week Events

 

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    MUSIC

    Sat, Mar 1, 2014, 8 pm

    Music, science and the brain—what's the connection? Vijay Iyer investigates.

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    POLITICS

    Sun, Mar 2, 2014, 7:30 pm

    Political genius: Ralph Buultjens and the perils of power.

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    INNOVATION

    Sun, Mar 2, 2014, 5 pm

    Walter Isaacson thinks different about Einstein, Franklin and Jobs—three geniuses of innovation whose relentless curiosity and drive to create resulted in cornerstones of discovery that still dominate our culture.

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    SCIENCE

    Mon, Mar 3, 2014, 12 pm

    Why did Charles Darwin keep his revolutionary ideas under wraps for decades? David Kohn with Dr. Gail Saltz on the psychobiography of a scientific genius.

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    ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    Mon, Mar 3, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Barbara Corcoran, Jonathan Medved and Betty Liu explore genius in building businesses from the ground up.

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    COMEDY

    Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 8 pm

    Chelsea Handler—the comedian, author and talk show host in conversation with Ronan Farrow—featuring an audience Q&A. She’ll talk about her career, life and new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me.

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    COMEDY

    Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Nerd Nite at 92Y: A Genius Pop Culture Comedy Event
    Featuring The Unsavory Origins of Tetris, How to Create Star Trek’s Utopian Future in 3 Easy Steps and more.

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    SCIENCE

    Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 8 pm

    Michio Kaku, Antonio Damasio, JoAnn Deak and Robert Krulwich lead a magical mystery tour through the (neuro) science of genius.

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    SCIENCE

    Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 8:15 pm

    What’s the relationship between biology and ability—and where does genius fit in? Join David Shenk, Dr. Gail Saltz and a panel of neuroscientists and psychologists for the great genius debate.

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    SPIRITUALITY

    Fri, Mar 7, 2014, 6 pm

    Join Rabbi Jen E. Krause in conversation with Esther Perel and Michael Ellsberg for an intimate Friday night Shabbat dinner, as we explore the spiritual genius that dwells within us all.

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    MORALITY

    Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 8 pm

    David Brooks asks: Is it possible to be a moral genius without faith in God?

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    SCIENCE

    Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 7 pm

    10 year old science prodigy Tanishq Abraham, Dr. Dario Gil and Greg Lindsay discuss the importance of STEM and the future of science.

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    CREATIVITY

    Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Jennifer George, Al Jaffee, Adam Gopnik and Brian Walker celebrate the inventive, comedic genius of the great cartoonist Rube Goldberg.

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