March 11, 2014

Author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy

Emily Bazelon is a senior editor at Slate, a New York Times Magazine contributing writer, and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. Her ground-breaking investigative journalism, coupled with her extensive legal knowledge, makes her one of the leading authorities on the shifting landscape of bullying in the cyber age: what constitutes bullying? What can parents, teachers, and educators do about it? What are the roles of personality traits, such as “grit,” character, and empathy, to overcome childhood trauma and find social success?  Her book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, has won widespread acclaim since its release in 2013.

Emily Bazelon

10:00 a.m. Sullenger Dialogue with Emily Bazelon

Harding Mott University Center Michigan Rooms

Sponsored by the UM-Flint Education Department

Book signing immediately following. The Barnes and Noble University Bookstore will have copies of Bazelon’s book for sale before and after the event.