Jean Kilbourne, Deadly Persuasion: Advertising and Addiction
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies on alcohol and tobacco advertising. Her films, lectures, and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She was named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses. She is the author of the award-winning book Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and co-author of So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids. The prize winning films based on her lectures include Killing Us Softly, Spin the Bottle, and Slim Hopes.
Rosalind Wiseman, author
Given the dangers of online social media, atop the challenges of cliques, gossip, rebellion and bullying that teens face in their worlds, the paths of young adulthood are ever more difficult to navigate. Rosalind Wiseman, an internationally recognized author, educator and speaker on teens, parenting, education and social justice, has focused on just those challenges. Author of the New York Times best-seller Queen Bees and Wannabes, Ms. Wiseman spoke on that subject.
Helen Benedict, author of The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq
Helen Benedict, both a novelist and professor of journalism at Columbia University, who specializes in the Iraq war, women’s issues, race, and literature is the author of five novels and five books of nonfiction, including The Lonely Soldier (Beacon Press, 2009). Her writings on women soldiers won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism in 2008. She has also published articles in The New York Times, The Nation and elsewhere. More women are fighting in Iraq than in any other American war in history, yet they face a dual challenge: they are participating in combat more than ever before, but because only one in ten soldiers are female, they are often painfully alone. In The Lonely Soldier, Benedict humanizes the complex issues of war.