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Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM EDT
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 Yale Club of DC Virtual Event

Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure
with Maggie Jackson '82

Wednesday, July 10, 2024


This meeting will be conducted on Zoom.  Instructions will be provided upon registration

How can unsureness help us stand up for what's right while also begin to heal the divisions of our day? How does ambivalence make leaders more resourceful?  Why is the uncertainty we fear actually essential for curiosity, creativity, and resilience? Join renowned author Maggie Jackson, YC '82, P '14, for an interactive talk on her acclaimed new book Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure. Drawing on cutting-edge reporting from Paris to Los Angeles and in-depth multi-disciplinary research, Jackson upends our outdated notions of uncertainty as inertia and weakness. Instead, productive not-knowing is a proven path to mental well-being, a promising strategy for making AI safe for humanity and the mindset we most need in this time of flux and angst.

The book is now available for sale on maggie-jackson.com and on Amazon.

About the Speaker

Maggie Jackson is an award-winning author and journalist with a global reach. Her new book Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure has been nominated for a National Book Award, is a selection of the Next Big Idea Club, has been named to multiple "Best Books of 2023" lists, and has been featured in the Washington Post and other media worldwide. Jackson's recent lead New York Times opinion piece on uncertainty and well-being drew a quarter-million views. Her acclaimed book Distracted: Reclaiming Our Focus in a World of Lost Attention sparked a global conversation on the steep costs of our tech-centric, attention-deficient modern lives. A former longtime columnist for the Boston Globe, Jackson has written for The New York Times and publications worldwide. Her work has been translated into multiple languages and is widely covered by the press. She lives in New York and Rhode Island.

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