Bold Voices

We bring the world through the red doors of Lincoln. Our Bold Voices Speaker Series features a diverse array of distinguished individuals from all walks of life who are dedicated to enriching the life of our community and the general public. Bold minds are built from broad-reaching perspectives and personal connections, so please join us at our next event.

Dina Nayeri
Award-Winning Author

Dina's visit to Lincoln School is thanks to the generous support of
the Joseph R. and Jeffrey R. Paolino Fund.

Monday, April 23 | 7 p.m.

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Dina Nayeri is the author of the acclaimed essay “The Ungrateful Refugee,” published in The Guardian as a Long Read in 2017, and a forthcoming book of narrative nonfiction on the refugee life. Winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant (2015), the O. Henry Prize (2015) and fellowships from the McDowell Colony, Bogliasco Foundation, Yaddo, and several other artist residencies, her work is published in over 20 countries and has been recognized by Granta New Voices, Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers, and others.

A finalist for the 2017 Rome Prize, her stories and essays have been published by The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Granta, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vice, Guernica, Electric Literature, Conjunctions, Marie Claire, and elsewhere.

Her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, was released in 2013 by Riverhead Books (Penguin) and translated to 14 foreign languages. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton, a Master of Business Administration and Master of Education, both from Harvard, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and Teaching Writing Fellow. Dina’s second novel, Refuge, was released in 2017 and was a New York Times editor’s choice. She lives in London.

Marina Bers

December 9, 2015

"Technology and Engineering in the Classroom". Bers, who hails from Argentina and now lives in Arlington, Mass., heads the DevTech Research Group at Tufts University, home of KIBO robot and ScratchJr—tools that teach children to program.

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Ginny Gilder

April 16, 2015

Olympic rower, entrepreneur, and author Ginny Gilder spoke to students about her quest for Olympic gold in an era where girls mostly stayed on the sidelines in the gym as observers and cheerleaders, not competitors and champions.

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Fadumo Dayib

April 8, 2015

The 2nd Annual Joseph R. and Jeffrey R. Paolino Presentation featured political scientist, human rights activist, and first female candidate for President of Somalia (2016) Fadumo Dayib during an evening event free and open to the public. Dayib also served as the Keynote Speaker for Lincoln’s celebration of International Women’s Day 2015.

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Sheryl WuDunn

November 20, 2014

The Alexis Allen Boss ’89 Endowment for Community Accord and Public Service, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, best-selling author, lecturer, and business executive spoke about the “inequality of opportunity” that each and every one of us needs to address and disrupt in order to tackle real issues and make a difference in our communities.


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Reshma Saujani

September 23, 2014

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Saujani came to Lincoln to speak to our students as Lincoln kicked off the first year of our Middle and Upper School Girls Who Code Clubs.

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