In conjunction with Intelligence Squared, we present Jared Diamond, ‘the master storyteller of the human race’. A Pulitzer Prize-winning polymath who speaks 12 languages, his work has drawn on history, geography, economics and anthropology to transform our understanding of how civilisations rise and fall.
In this talk he will show how countries as diverse as Japan, Chile, Indonesia and Germany have survived major upheavals in the recent past through a process of self-appraisal and adaptation similar to the ways in which individuals learn to cope with personal trauma. And looking ahead to the future, he will voice his concerns about the potential shift of the United States and other successful countries away from democracy.
Facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy
In conjunction with Intelligence Squared we bring you Sheryl Sandberg and Malala Yousafzai, in conversation with Adam Grant. Together, they will explore how even after the most devastating events, we can learn to find deeper meaning and appreciation in our lives and rediscover joy, discussing how we can help others in crisis, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces.