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Maddox Lecture Series hosting best selling-author Amy Cuddy

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Social psychologist, award-winning teacher and best-selling author Amy Cuddy is coming to Hobbs as part of the Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series.

Hosted by the JF Maddox Foundation and University of the Southwest, Cuddy will speak about “Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at R.N. Tydings Auditorium in Hobbs.

Tickets to see Cuddy are free to the public; however, you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets will be available Monday for pick up at USW or online at Eventbrite – Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series presents Amy Cuddy. For details and information, visit jfmaddox.org or call 575-492-2186.

Social psychologist and bestselling author Cuddy is an expert on the behavioral science of power, presence and prejudice. Cuddy, who teaches leadership classes at Harvard and received a 2018 Harvard Excellence in Teaching Award, earned her doctorate from Princeton University and has served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Cuddy’s book “Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges” is a New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly and Globe & Mail bestseller and has been published in 34 languages.

As described in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, “Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious—above all, truly powerful.”

Cuddy’s 2012 TED Talk, “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are,” named by The Guardian as “One of 20 Online Talks that Could Change Your Life,” has been viewed more than 50 million times and is the second most-viewed TED Talk. Focusing on the power of nonverbal behavior, prejudice and stereotyping, the delicate balance of trustworthiness and strength, and the ways in which people can affect their own thoughts, feelings, performance, and psychological and physical well-being, she writes and speaks about how we can become more present, influential, compassionate, and satisfied in our professional and personal lives.

Cuddy’s most recent work and writing focuses on the social forces behind bullying, by-standing, and bravery.

Cuddy has received dozens of accolades including being named by the BBC as one of their 100 Women of 2017, a Game Changer by Time and one of 50 Women Who Are Changing the World by Business Insider. Amy Cuddy’s highly cited research on stereotyping and prejudice, nonverbal behavior, and presence and performance under stress has been published in a multitude of top academic journals and featured by many news organizations including The New York Times, NPR and PBS. She has been a guest on countless televisions shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, BBC World News, among others. Cuddy has written for the New York Times, New York Magazine, Harvard Business Review and CNN.

Cuddy is co-founder of Citizen Confidence, a World Economic Forum initiative seeking to develop new measures of societal success that speak to an understanding of humans as more than just passive consumers.

Cuddy is currently writing her second book, Bullies, Bystanders, and Bravehearts.

The Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series started in 1989 and is hosted by the University of the Southwest. The purpose of the series is to contribute to the quality of life in Lea County and the surrounding area by providing nationally recognized speakers for intellectual stimulation and entertainment.

For further information and details on obtaining tickets, visit jfmaddox.org.

Burkett Shaw
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