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Press: Lectures & Talks


May 2017

Video: TEDxExeter: How Open Borders Make Us Safe

In this presentation from TEDxExeter 2017, Andrew Solomon argues that discovering other countries is the best way of finding ourselves, while ignorance of other cultures gives rise to fear, suspicion and war.

May 2017

Video: How Travel Can Change the World

Andrew Solomon speaks at a World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Young Friends Event, May 15, 2017.

May 2017

Video: Portraying Gay Male Life Today

How are today’s realities and paradoxes shifting what gay writers and activists take on? Writers and artists Ali Asgar,Édouard Louis, Garth Greenwell and Andrew Solomon explore how gay life, gay men and gay culture are changing and how artists are responding in their work.

Apr 2017

Video: 2017 NYSAIS Conference Keynote Address

Andrew Solomon discusses the means by which families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities and how these unusual situations can be invested with love.

Apr 2017

Video: 2017 PEN America Literary Gala

Andrew Solomon’s remarks at the 2017 PEN America Literary Gala.

Apr 2017

Video: California Charter Schools Conference Keynote Address

Andrew Solomon explains the importance of accepting and embracing the differences of each student within the classroom.

Oct 2016

Video: Andrew Solomon & Stephen Grosz, Jewish Book Week 2016

Andrew Solomon talks about travel and experience with psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz, author of The Examined Life.

Jul 2016

Video: Andrew Solomon & Lydia Polgreen at New America NYC

Andrew Solomon discusses his new book, “Far & Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change,” with Lydia Polgreen, editorial director for New York Times Global.

May 2016

Video: 2016 PEN America Literary Gala

Andrew Solomon’s opening remarks at the 2016 PEN America Literary Gala, held on May 16, 2016, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

May 2016

Video: Andrew Solomon at the Chicago Humanities Festival

Andrew Solomon describes his travels and his new book, “Far & Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change,” at Chicago Humanities Festival’s inaugural spring event.