6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
What explains Trump and the British EU referendum? What is happening in our democracies? The answer in significant part lies in what social media does to truth and the campaigns that win elections.
A.C. GRAYLING is an outstanding British philosopher and public intellectual, as well as a prolific author (over 30 books) and frequent writer, columnist, broadcaster and commentator on all of the main national media in the United Kingdom. He contributes to the ongoing reflection on how we should live and about possibilities for good lives in good societies. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London. He was previously Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, where he taught from 1991. He is also a supernumerary fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He has been a judge on the Booker Prize twice, in 2015 serving as the Chair of the judging panel. He is a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
The Age of Genius (2016), The God Argument (2013), Liberty in the Age of Terror (2009), Against All Gods (2007), Ideas That Matter: A Personal Guide For The 21st Century (2008), and many more.