Published: Jan. 27, 2021

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

Esther Perel

If you go

Who: Limited to 3,000 attendees
What: An Evening with Esther Perel
When: Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
Where: Zoom

Register Now

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. 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 Perel via #EstherCU on Twitter or Facebook, which will be posed during a moderated Q&A following the speech.

“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.”

About Esther Perel

Perel has had a therapy practice in New York City for more than 35 years. A New York Times best-selling author of The State of Affairs and Mating in Captivity, Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships.

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? She serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world.

Learn more on Perel's website.

About the Distinguished Speakers Board

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.