Malcolm Gladwell at Belmont

When:  Oct 22, 2019 from 7:45 AM to 10:00 AM (ET)

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Malcolm Gladwell offer an incisive and powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go so terribly wrong. His book, Talking to Strangers, is his first since the launch of his enormously popular podcast, Revisionist History,and his music podcast, Broken Record. In this classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, he starts by asking a question: “What happens when we have to deal with the unfamiliar?”

Gladwell willl lead us on a provocative journey through history, psychology, and the most scandalous stories plucked from the news. He'll examine how spies could go undetected in the U.S. intelligence community for years and ponder why Neville Chamberlain thought he could trust Adolf Hitler. He asks: How can we tell whether a person is lying? In probing the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State, and the death of Sandra Bland, he throws into doubt our conception of these and other stories we thought we knew so well.

Gladwell makes the case that something is very wrong with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. With these flawed strategies, we invite conflict and misunderstanding that deeply affect our lives and our world—and the ripple effects have long-term consequences. With the brilliantly engaging storytelling and razor-sharp observations we’ve come to expect from him, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook that helps make sense of our troubled times.

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