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Stanford TEDx talk by Caroline Winterer: "Enlightenment and Happiness in the Age of Reason”

Caroline Winterer is Professor of American History and Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities at Stanford, where she is also Director of the Stanford Humanities Center. She studies how people in the past understood their world. Winterer's most recent book is American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason (Yale University Press, 2016). She received an American Ingenuity Award from the Smithsonian Institution for mapping the social network of Benjamin Franklin.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxStanford, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017. 11:00 AM


CEMEX Auditorium


Stanford TEDx