Tuesday, May 26

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

One of the most talked about writers today, Malcolm Gladwell knows all about being part of an interconnected global community.

Born in the United Kingdom to his Jamaican mother and British father, Gladwell moved to Canada as a young child. When he became a staff writer for The New Yorker in 1996, Gladwell sought to find connections in research in the social sciences with emerging trends in society.

Gladwell is best known for his five New York Times bestsellers – The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and, most recently, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages.

Gladwell was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people and Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. He has won the National Magazine Award and has been honored by the American Psychological Society and American Sociological Society.