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An Evening with Esther Perel

February 18 @ 7:00 pm

Modern relationship expert and best-selling author, Esther Perel to speak at CU Boulder virtually on February 18.

Esther Perel, a psychotherapist, award-winning podcast host, and best-selling author will speak virtually at the University of Colorado Boulder on February 18. Perel is being hosted by the Distinguished Speakers Board, a CU Boulder student-led organization.

The free event will take place on Zoom at 7 p.m. (MST) and is open to CU Boulder students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff, and residents of Colorado. Virtual attendees are asked to pre-register at Attendance is limited to 3,000 attendees and preference is given to CU Boulder students, faculty, or staff. Audience members are encouraged to submit questions for Esther via #EstherCU on Twitter or Facebook, which will be posed during a moderated Q&A following the speech.

New York Times best-selling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. As a psychotherapist, Perel has helmed a therapy practice in New York City for more than 35 years. She is the bestselling author of The State of Affairs and Mating in Captivity. In parallel, she serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Fluent in nine languages, Perel’s celebrated TED Talks have garnered more than 30 million views and her best-selling books have been translated into nearly 30 languages. Perel is an executive producer and host of the award-winning podcast Where Should We Begin? Learn more at

“Esther Perel is a highly distinguished speaker and psychotherapist, who has captured audiences with her enticing podcasts and books,” said CU Boulder student Ally Roberts, chair of the Distinguished Speakers Board. “Esther’s insight in relationships and psychosocial health will challenge us to think critically about our own lives, especially in such an unprecedented landscape. DSB is bringing Esther to engage the CU community in a conversation, and give an opportunity to reflect on our own relationships.”

The Distinguished Speakers Board is a student-run cost center of CU Student Government. The Board strives to bring diverse speakers to campus that will intellectually challenge the student body, as well as spark meaningful dialogue surrounding relevant issues. Past speakers the Board has hosted include Anderson Cooper, Trevor Noah, Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Edward Snowden (via videoconference) Viola Davis, Scott Kelly, and many more.


February 18
7:00 pm
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