Kim Samuel Presents on the “Meaning and Politics of Loneliness” at Oxford

Today, Kim Samuel joined an esteemed panel at the University of Oxford addressing the “Meaning and Politics of Loneliness”.  Kim’s presentation, entitled “A Poverty of Belonging: Why Advancing Global Development Depends on Combatting Social Isolation”, offers unique insight from international development experiences and concludes by providing a framework for policymakers to commit to building social connectedness.

Journalist George Monbiot and political theorist Kimberley Brownlee joined Kim for a critical discussion about the meaning, causes, and implications of loneliness in our time.  George Monbiot is one of the leading contemporary writers on “the age of loneliness“. Kimberley Brownlee is a professor of philosophy at the University of Warwick and will have a book shortly published on social connectedness and social contact. The event was organized by Max Harris, Examination Fellow at All Souls College.