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What is Character? A conversation with Angela Duckworth

Start Date: September 13 6:30 PM
This event is open to the public

Angela Duckworth

Register now to join us for a community address and discussion on “What is Character?” with Angela Duckworth, PhD, bestselling author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, University of Pennsylvania professor, and Character Lab Founder and CEO. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m., in Cochran Chapel, 2 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy Andover, with a Q&A and book signing to follow. Copies of Grit will be available on site for purchase.

Please note that this event is open to the community but does require advance registration.

Hosted by the Head of School’s Office and the Tang Institute with the generous support of the Marla Glanzer & Lawrence H. Curtis Family Fund. The event is free and open to all community members.

About Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development.

Duckworth studies grit and self-control, two attributes that are distinct from IQ and yet powerfully predict success and well-being. Previously, Angela founded a summer school for low-income children that was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2012, celebrated its twentieth anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and a math and science teacher. She completed her undergraduate degree in Advanced Studies Neurobiology at Harvard and earned an MSc in Neuroscience from Oxford University and a PhD in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Duckworth’s first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, debuted May 3, 2016, as an immediate New York Times best seller.

Read more about the event on the Tang Institute's blog.