Malcolm Gladwell will be The Cooper Union's 152nd Commencement Speaker
March 22, 2010
Celebrated journalist and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell will deliver the keynote address at The Cooper Union's 152nd Commencement.A celebrated journalist and best-selling author, Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996 and is the author of four books. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) were all number one on The New York Times bestsellers list. His latest book, What the Dog Saw (2009) is a compilation of stories published in The New Yorker.From 1987 to 1996, Gladwell was a reporter with The Washington Post, where he covered business, science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.Gladwell is a National Magazine Award winner, and in 2005 his success earned him a place among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. Among his other notable awards are the New York Public Library's Lion Award (2010) and the American Sociological Association's Award for Excellence for his reporting of social issues (2007).