Featured Session: Ron Suskind

Ron Suskind is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Confidence Men, The Way of the World, The One Percent Doctrine, The Price of Loyalty, and A Hope in the Unseen. From 1993 to 2000 he was the senior national affairs writer for the Wall Street Journal, where he won a Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book, Life, Animated, chronicles his family’s twenty-year journey raising and connecting to their autistic son through his passion for the Disney canon. The Suskinds are also the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary feature of the same name. Their story has driven activism and research about the compensatory strengths of those with autism and others who are “differently-abled” due to distinctive neurology or sociocultural backgrounds. In 2015, Ron founded The Affinity Project (TAP), a startup that has built content-sharing platforms that tap affinities, and is developing an affinity-based model for social media. He writes for many national publications, is a frequent television commentator on national and global affairs, and lectures about narrative and social justice at Harvard. He lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife, the writer and activist, Cornelia Kennedy Suskind.

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Format: Featured
Event Type: Session