Book Club

The Alumni Book Club (ABC) brings SPPG graduates together to discuss high quality and policy relevant fiction and non-fiction.


Stay tuned for info on future book club events with this year’s book club coordinators:

Alexandra Steindorff (’15) and Zachary Lewsen (’16)



  • 2014-2015: Brent Baron (Grad 2011) & Naomi Shuman (Grad 2013)
  • 2011-2014: Adrienne Davidson (Grad 2010) & Jane Hilderman (Grad 2010)

7 thoughts on “Book Club

  1. I would consider always having the next two books set as opposed to just the one — the extra flexibility and choice in when I can do this sort of reading would be welcome!

  2. I would like to suggest two books to be put on the list of options for the book club:
    1. We Think:Mass Innovation not Mass Production by Charles Leadbeater
    2. Power and Love: a Theory and Practive of Social Change by Adam Kahane

    I have seen both of these authors speak; they are both inspiring and insightful and bring a different way of looking at policy than we usually think about.


  3. I’ve got a couple of ideas! I’ve started reading… and really enjoy Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain maybe we could add this to the reading list – I would love to hear what other Alumni think.

    Also, I want to propose reading a book on leadership – and there are a lot – Leadership Now has annual listings for “the best” leadership books, but we might also want to consider something like Good Boss, Bad Boss – How to be the Best and Learn from the Worst.

    Last, I want to pitch The Spirit Level – I haven’t read it, but have heard good things!

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