VBQ Speakers

Sam Harris - Keynote Speaker

Book Sam Harris as a keynote speaker. Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher and big-picture thinker on the direction humanity is heading.

He is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His books include The End of FaithLetter to a Christian NationThe Moral LandscapeFree WillLyingWaking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction.

 

Sam Harris

globally best-selling author


SPEAKING THEMES

  • Neuroscience

  • Morality

  • Free will

  • Religion and rationality

  • Human conflict

  • Spirituality in a secular age




TRAVELS FROM
USA

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher and big-picture thinker on the direction humanity is heading.

He is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His books include The End of FaithLetter to a Christian NationThe Moral LandscapeFree WillLyingWaking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction.

Sam's writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics - neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality - but generally focus on how humanity's growing understanding of itself and the world is changing our sense of how we should live. 

Sam's work has been published in more than 20 languages and has been discussed in The New York TimesTimeScientific AmericanNatureNewsweekRolling Stone, and many other leading media outlets. He has written for The New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesThe EconomistThe Times (London), The Boston GlobeThe AtlanticThe Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. 

He is also the host of the popular "Waking Up" podcast.


SAM'S TALKS

Always accessible and engaging, Sam tackles the big questions of our time: What does science tell us about free will and morality? How are debates between religion and rationality shaping human relations? What does this mean for the future of conflict? How can we reconcile spirituality and reason in a secular age?   

VIDEOS

Contrary to popular opinion, Sam argues that science can provide valuable insights into questions of good and evil, right and wrong (TED 2010)


Death in the present moment (2012)


Sam discusses the question of free will (2017)