alumni UBC is pleased to be a presenting sponsor of Malcolm Gladwell in Conversation with Lisa Christiansen.
International bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Outliers and Blink, and host of the top-ranking podcast Revisionist History, visits Vancouver.
The Vancouver Writers Fest is thrilled to present Malcolm Gladwell in Conversation with Lisa Christiansen, discussing his must-read book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know.
How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn’t true?
With these questions at the heart of a gripping intellectual adventure of history, psychology and even recent scandals, Gladwell will bring to light how bad we are at making sense of people we don’t know and the profound effect it has on our lives and the world. He’ll also explore just what the tools and strategies may be to solve this pressing issue.
This event is presented in partnership with alumni UBC, UBC Library, Tourism Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation.
About the Vancouver Writers Fest
The Vancouver Writers Fest encourages readers of all ages to explore the power of storytelling, and books, through dozens of events with local and international writers. Festival activities include both year-round programming and the flagship, annual literary festival: one of the largest, and most prestigious, in North America which brings tens of thousands of audience members to see events with local and international authors during one week in October; the 2019 Festival takes place October 21-27. Other programs include Incite: a free, spring reading series in partnership with Vancouver Public Library; Youth Education Outreach programs for schools across British Columbia; and a youth writing contest.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
601 Smithe Street
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