The Committee on Global Thought Presents:

CGT Virtual Book Talk

A Discussion With Best-Selling Author and CGT Alumna ‘17 Nikki Erlick

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET


The Committee on Global Thought invites M.A. in Global Thought alumni and the Class of 2023 to an exclusive virtual book talk with Nikki Erlick. The New York Times bestselling author and CGT Alumna ‘17 will lead an exciting discussion with the M.A. community about her debut novel, The Measure. Published earlier this year, The Measure was an instant New York Times Bestseller, a TODAY Show’s #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick. Telma Viale, CGT alumna ‘21 and Director of Executive Search at SRI Executive, will serve as an interlocutor at this event.

About the Speakers:

Nikki Erlick

Nikki Erlick is a writer and editor. Her debut novel, The Measure, was an instant New York Times Bestseller, The TODAY Show and Jenna Bush Hager’s book club pick, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Pick. Translations of the book are forthcoming in 13 languages. Nikki’s work has appeared online with New York Magazine, Newsweek, Harper’s Bazaar, Literary Hub, and Vox Media. She graduated Harvard University summa cum laude and was an editor of The Harvard Crimson. She earned her master’s degree in Global Thought from Columbia University.

Telma Viale

Telma Viale combines an understanding of the public and the private sector, knowledge in psychology, and global thought, with over 25 years of experience supporting global leadership in international organizations. She held advocacy roles as Special Representative to the UN of the ILO, top HR leadership positions in various UN organizations, and was a Partner at Kennedy Fitch, where she designed unconscious bias training for HR leaders. Telma now leads Executive Search at SRI Executive, conducting key leadership searches in institutions that support the Sustainable Development Goals. A native of El Salvador and fluent in five languages, Telma holds an M.A. in Global Thought as well as an M.A. from Columbia University in Organizational Psychology and a B.A. from Hunter College in Psychology and Romance Languages.