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    The Language of Women’s Friendships

    Best-selling author and linguist Deborah Tannen takes an in-depth look at the way women communicate with each other. How women’s communication and friendships differ from men, the positive and negative aspects of social media on women’s relationships, how women show closeness, and more are covered in this enlightening talk by Tannen.

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    Love and Friendship: This is How We Do It Now

    As we continuously redefine human relationships, let’s examine our new paradigm.

    Dave Holmes
    Writer, Comedian & Television Personality
    Deborah Tannen
    Author; Professor, Linguistics, Georgetown University
    Eli Finkel
    Professor, Northwestern University; Author
    Tiq Milan
    Journalist; National Spokesperson, GLADD
    Kim Katrin Milan
    Writer, Educator & Artist

    Interpersonal relationships aren’t the same as they were ten years ago, let alone a century ago. Today, the free love revolution of the sixties seems almost quaint in a world where you can find a friend-with-benefits by simply swiping right. What are the new norms for dating, friendship and marriage? Are these terms even relevant anymore at a time when relationships are increasingly fluid? In this Talk, we’ll attempt to wrap our heads around how this spectrum of relationships fulfills our basic need for human companionship.