February 10, 2018

Interviewed for Wall Street Journal Turning Points article by Clare Ansberry
“Why Teens Need a Sense of Purpose”

January 12, 2018
Summit Sparks podcast interview with host Lauren Faggella, Summit Learning.
“Developing Sense of Purpose in Middle School? It’s Not Too Early”

May 17, 2017
Interview with Jim Thompson, Founder and CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance.
“Youth Sports Can Be a Vehicle To Help Kids Find Their Purpose”

May 2, 2017
Interview with Linda Flanagan for MindShift/KQED News.
“How Schools Can Help Students Develop A Greater Sense Of Purpose”

August 27, 2016
Video interview with Maggie Gilewicz for her “Rebels Unleashed” Facebook page
“…finding our purpose and what purpose actually is”

Febryary 12, 2016
Learning & the Brain, San Francisco, CA
“Educating for Purpose and Civic Motivation”

October 16, 2015
Innovative Learning Conference, Nueva School, San Mateo, CA
“Purpose and Character Development for Today’s Schools”

September 10, 2015
Studentcentricity, BAM Radio interview
“Helping Students Find Purpose Through Passion and Play”

May 11, 2015
The Commonwealth Club of California
“The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice”

February 19, 2015
Carlmont High School Parent Teachers Association Guest Lecture Series, Belmont, CA
“The Path to Purpose”

November 7, 2014
40th Annual Conference, Association for Moral Education, Pasadena, CA
Keynote Address: “Moral Education and Human Flourishing”

October 30, 2014
BYU – Public School Partnership, 30th Anniversary Conference, Provo, UT
“Education Citizens for a Life of Virtue and Purpose”

July 2, 2014
European Conference on Positive Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Invited Address: “Positive Psychology, Ethics, and Science”

May 30, 2014
Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, San Francisco, CA
“A Person is Not an Object: Overcoming Common Scientific Beliefs”

May 16, 2014
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Youth Civic Development and Education” PDF of Flier

April 17, 2014
The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
“The Place of Virtues in Higher Education Today”

April 6, 2014
Talks to Teachers Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
“The Path to Purpose”

February 27, 2014
Stanford Center on Adolescence
“Character in Adolescence: What is it? Can we measure it? And why should schools care about it, anyway?” A Conversation with Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania. Click here to see the video.

February 2, 2014
Layfayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
“The Path to Civic Purpose”

November 12, 2013
Charlotte Independent Schools, Charlotte, NC
“Educating for Character and Citizenship”

October 24, 2013
Annual meeting, Association for Moral Education, Montreal, Canada
“The Study of Moral Exemplars”

September 11, 2013
Talk to annual staff retreat, Markkula Center, Vallambrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park, CA

July 15, 2013
Video interview about the book “Failing Liberty 101: How We Are Leaving Young Americans Unprepared for Citizenship in a Free Society” for CSpan’s “Book TV.” Recorded at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

April 16, 2013
Carmel Public Library Speaker Series, Carmel Sunset Center, Carmel, CA

April 9, 2013
Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
3:00 p.m.: The Moral Advantage: Achieving Success on the High Road
7:00 p.m.: The Path to Purpose in Work and Life

April 4, 2013
Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte, N.C.

March 8, 2013
Good Work Institute, Project Zero, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

December 2012
Jubilee Centre for Character and Values, University of Birmingham
Keynote Address: “Profiles of Virtue in Public Life”

June 26, 2012
Malone Family Foundation
Forum for Heads of Independent Schools, Stanford University

May 23, 2012
Nueva School, Hillsborough, CA

March 8-10, 2012
14th SRA Biennial Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Roundtable: “Identities and Purposes in Youth: The Intersection of Development and Culture”

October 28, 2011
National Academy of Education Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Co-Chair, Plenary Session Panel: “Education for Civic Development”

April 28, 2011
Youth Community Service, Palo Alto, CA
Keynote Address: “Purpose and Positive Youth Development”

April 2, 2011
Adolescence in the 21st Century: Fostering Agency, Purpose and Engagement
Center for Adolescent Research, Mount Saint Mary College
Keynote Address: “The Uncertain Development of Civic Purpose among American Youth Today”

March 30, 2011
Civic Development Pre-conference
Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada
Opening Remarks

June 25, 2010
5th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Keynote Address: “How Morality Works, and Why”

June 17, 2010
“Should Parents Be Jailed When Kids Drink?”
Invited guest opinion in Room for Debate, New York Times blog

June 5, 2010
“American Identity Renewed: An Educational Agenda for the 21st Century,” New York City, NY

March 18, 2010
Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Brooklyn Park, MN

February 23, 2010
Glencoe PTO and Family Awareness Network, Glencoe, IL

February 9, 2010
Clairbourn School, San Gabriel, CA

January 8, 2010
8th Annual Hawai’i International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI
“The Path to Purpose Seminar Program”

November 17, 2009
Parent Teacher Students Associations of Henry M. Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools
Palo Alto, CA

November 1, 2009
Purpose Prize Summit, Stanford, CA
Panel talk on “Purpose, Innovation, and Impact in the Second half of Life”

June 19, 2009
First World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philadelphia PA
“Finding Purpose around the World”

April 24, a.m., 2009
Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

April 24, p.m., 2009
Counselor’s Workshop for North County Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, CA

April 23
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

April 22
Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA

April 13, 2009
Middlesex Academy, Concord, MA

April 7, 2009
Town School, New York City

April 1, 2009
5th Annual Conference on Character and Civic Education, Kremen School of Education and Human Development, California State University, Fresno, CA

March 18, 2009
Menlo Park Parents’ Association, Menlo Park, CA

January 15, 2009
92nd Street Y, New York, NY

December 12, 2008
“Late to launch: the come-home kids. What it takes for young people to find their purpose in life,” article in the Palo Alto Weekly. The book is also available from Kepler’s, an independent bookseller.

October 21, 2008
Peck School, Morristown, NJ

October 20, 2008
Harvard Club of New York City

October 9, 2008
International Conference on Moral Development, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

September 25, 2008
Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA

August 14, 2008
American Psychological Association annual convention, Boston, MA

July 27, 2008
International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany

May 15, 2008
Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, Hudson Institute, Washington, D. C. For an event description, click here.

May 12, 2008
New Hampshire Public Schools, Laconia, NH

May 8, 2008
Books Inc, Palo Alto, CA

April 29, 2008
Collegiate School, New York City