March 6, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, David & Joan Traitel Building
Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Ron Suskind is the author of six best-selling books, including A Hope in the Unseen, An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League, and Confidence Men—considered the definitive work on the Obama presidency and the 2008 financial crisis. Suskind’s works are characterized by his passion for giving a voice to the voiceless. Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, which was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated documentary and recently won three News and Documentary Emmys tells the story of his youngest son, Owen, who, after being diagnosed with autism, found a way to reengage with the world around him. Suskind lectures about narrative and justice at Harvard and is founder of The Affinity Project (TAP), which has developed technologies to support neurodiversity. He holds an MA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Heidi M. Feldman, MD, Ballinger-Swindells Professor in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine.
Zina Jawadi, BS ’18, MS ’19, Co-chair, Stanford Disability Initiative; President, Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association.
Bill Koski, PhD '03 - Administration and Policy Analysis, Eric and Nancy Wright Professor of Clinical Education and Professor of Law, Stanford Law School.
Elizabeth Kozleski, EdD, Dean’s Scholar for Teaching and Learning, Stanford Graduate School of Education.
Maricela Montoy-Wilson, BA ’08, MA ’09 – Stanford Teacher Education Program; Principal, Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School.