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Overcoming Family Estrangement: Interview

Newstalk 1010 Toronto
February 2, 2021

How to Heal a Heartbreaking Family Rift

The Daily Mail
February 1, 2021

Karl Talking about Family Rifts on “Here and Now” with Robin Young

WBUR Boston
January 12, 2021

Karl on “Radio Times” WHYY Philadelphia
January 4, 2021

NPR’s The Takeaway: Karl’s Interview on Estrangement

NPR The Takeaway with Tanzina Vaga (starts at 40 munte mark)
December 20, 2020


“Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them” Virtual Lecture

February 28, 2021

What makes family estrangement so painful? Why do these rifts arise in the first place, and how can we overcome them? Join a live, virtual Cornell University Chats in the Stacks talk about Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them by Karl Pillemer, the Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development and professor of gerontology in medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Based largely on Pillemer’s groundbreaking, five-year Cornell Reconciliation Project—the first national survey on estrangement—Fault Lines (Avery, 2020) combines science-based repair tools with the personal experiences of hundreds of people who have mended family rifts. The result is a unique guide to healing fractured families, essential during this time of distance and isolation.

There is no cost for this event.

Register here:

American Medical Association – Understanding Ageism and Strategies to Reduce its Negative Impact

November 7, 2020

The term ageism is thought to be product of negative attitudes toward aging. Current research suggests that there is a strong link between ageism in the form of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination that is correlated with risks to physicians physical and mental health. How might interventions substantially reduce ageism, and help to improve perceptions of older physicians and the aging process? There are many physicians who lack information and education regarding the effects of aging on practice. This program will review current evidence and research on ageism and the social forces that shape one’s assumptions and beliefs.

Temple Beth-El and Reading With Robin Author Series

September 30, 2020

Temple Beth-El presents an author series with Robin Kall of  Reading with Robin.  The series begins on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. This session coincides with the High Holidays, the time to reflect on the year behind us and look for ways to improve going forward.I will be discussing my new book, Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them. I’ll be joined by Molly Howes, author of Four Steps to a Good Apology to Make Things Right.  Register here.


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