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April 9, 2020

Malcolm Gladwell

Renowned author and thinker Malcolm Gladwell joined us on April 9, 2020 for our first Munk Dialogue on the world after COVID19. Click the "play" button to the left to watch the conversation. Thanks to our partners the Globe and Mail, Facebook Canada, and WNED PBS.

The World After COVID19

You can view Malcolm Gladwell's Munk Dialogue on the world after COVID19 by clicking the "play" button above. To sign-up to receive a weekly email updating you on upcoming dialogue speakers and topics click here. These events are being made possible thanks to the generosity of the Munk Foundation.

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Malcolm Gladwell

"I am optimistic that this will prove such a learning experience, that when the next pandemic comes, we will be prepared."

Malcolm Gladwell

"I am optimistic that this will prove such a learning experience, that when the next pandemic comes, we will be prepared."

Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist and the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping PointBlinkOutliersWhat the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. His latest book is Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know. He has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine and one of Foreign Policy magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, producers of the podcast Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood,

Gladwell has explored how ideas spread in the Tipping Point, decision making in Blink and the roots of success in Outliers. With David and Goliath he examines our understanding of the advantages of disadvantages, arguing that we have underestimated the value of adversity and over-estimated the value of privilege. 

Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a national magazine award and been honoured by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He was previously a reporter for The Washington Post.

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