Steven Pinker is a Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and one of the leading authorities on language and the mind. He writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time and The Atlantic, and is the author of How the Mind Works, Language, Cognition, and Human Nature, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century and The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, just to name a few.
Debbie Matenopoulos is a three-time Emmy nominee for her celebrated work as a TV host and journalist. At 21, she became the youngest person in history to hold a permanent co-host position on daytime network television when Barbara Walters handpicked her to be one of the first five hosts of ABC’s The View. She has also served as co-host of CBS’s Emmy-nominated The Insider.