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Press: Lectures & Talks


Sep 2015

Video: Diversity, Difference, Disability and Families

Andrew Solomon’s keynote address at the Families in Canada Conference 2015, sponsored by the Vanier Institute of the Family.

Aug 2015

Video: Kent Presents 2015

Andrew Solomon speaks at Kent Presents 2015, a three-day festival of new ideas held annually in Kent, Connecticut.

Jul 2015

Audio: The Moth Radio Hour: Camp, Cars, Cockroaches, and the Kremlin

In which Andrew Solomon goes to Russia to visit artists and ends up with a front row seat to Russian democracy.

Jun 2015

Video: Hastings Center Symposium: Legally Ending Gender

Andrew Solomon discusses a proposal that gender-based distinctions be dropped from the legal system.

Jun 2015

Video: World Monuments Fund: ‘Opulent Buddhism’ in the Forbidden City

Andrew Solomon discusses the creation, rediscovery, and ongoing conservation of the retirement retreat of the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799).

May 2015

Video: Hay Festival: The Wellcome Book Prize Lecture

A short excerpt from the Wellcome Book Prize lecture, delivered at this year’s Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom.

Apr 2015

Audio: Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series

Andrew Solomon presents his experiences writing Far From the Tree, and how families accommodate children with physical, mental, and social disabilities.

Feb 2015

Video/Audio: Andrew Solomon at 5×15, London

Andrew Solomon extemporizes on identity and family at 5×15, The Tabernacle, London.

Feb 2015

Video: Andrew Solomon at Jewish Book Week 2015

Andrew Solomon talks about family and his book “Far from the Tree” with Rabbi Julia Neuberger at Jewish Book Week 2015 in London.

Feb 2015

Video: Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation

A unique reading marking the publication of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s account of his experiences in the world’s most infamous detention camp.