Release Date: November 13, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Malcolm Gladwell, a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1996 and author of a number of bestselling books, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Alumni Arena as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
Gladwell has been called one of the top 50 intellectual leaders of the decade and is known for his gift for interpreting new ideas in the social sciences, grounding them in academic research and making that research understandable, practical and valuable to general audiences.
He is the author of “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference,” the 2013 UB Reads selection, in which he describes that magic moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold and spreads like wildfire. In his latest book, “David and Goliath,” he considers “hidden rules” that he says shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed.
TIME Magazine named Gladwell one of its “100 Most Influential People” in 2005.
During the program, audio and/or video photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of his lecture.
Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4607 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on Nov. 13. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted.