Malcolm Gladwell set to speak at UAB

Human communication researcher brings Malcolm Gladwell to UAB to talk about his newest book, “Talking to Strangers.”

Gladwell2Renowned author Malcolm Gladwell will speak at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center in the Jemison Concert Hall.

Gladwell is a well-known public intellectual and prolific writer of a number of bestselling books, including “The Tipping Point,” “Outliers,” and “David and Goliath,” among others. He also has a hugely popular podcast called “Revisionist History” that is on its fourth season.

Gladwell’s new book, “Talking to Strangers,” explores the human communication research by Timothy R. Levine, Ph.D., distinguished professor and chair of the UAB Department of Communication Studies.

“Dr. Levine’s work has been a major influence on Gladwell, so this is obviously a significant event for the College of Arts and Sciences — and I want to welcome the community to this event,” said Robert E. Palazzo, Ph.D., dean of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences.

UAB students will have access to reserve their ticket beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24. UAB faculty and staff reservations will be available beginning Thursday, Sept. 26, and the general public can reserve tickets beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1. UAB students, faculty and staff will receive a promo code via email to reserve their complimentary ticket. On Oct. 1, complimentary tickets will be available at the Alys Stephens Center ticket office or by calling 205-975-2787.