Writer Andrew Solomon will deliver the 2017 Arrow Lecture in Ethics and Leadership.
Far and Away will look at the issue of nationalism and identity, and at internationalism in a time of Trump and Brexit. But it’s also about Solomon's experience as a traveler over 25 years, with stories from the places he has seen, arguing strongly that isolationism is a vulnerability, not a defense.
Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change (Scribner, 2016) will be available to purchase. The author will be signing books after his talk.
Andrew Solomon is the author of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, and others. He is also a lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts; winner of the National Book Award; and an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, and the arts.