Hunter College Great Thinker Series

On February 6, 2015, Howard Gardner spoke in New York City at Hunter College’s Creative Writing Center as a part of the school’s Great Thinkers Series lecture program. Delivering his talk “Beyond Wit and Grit,” Gardner spoke about the importance of cultivating our multifaceted intellectual capacities and of directing our work ethic and other energies towards positive ends. 

View the full talk below, and learn more about Gardner’s work on MI theory at and his work on cultivation of the “good” at


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