Sam Harris Keynote Speaker

  • Neuroscientist & philosopher
  • Author of five New York Times best sellers
  • Host, Making Sense podcast

Sam Harris's Biography

Sam Harris is an extremely popular keynote speaker who is also the author of five New York Times best sellers. His books include “The End of Faith” (2005), “Letter to a Christian Nation“(2008), “The Moral Landscape“(2011), “Free Will” (2012), “Lying“(2013), “Waking Up” (2016), and “Islam and the Future of Tolerance” (2019 with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves 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 Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, and The Annals of Neurology, among others. He also hosts the Making Sense Podcast, which was selected by Apple as one of the “iTunes Best” and has won a Webby Award for best podcast in the Science & Education category.
Sam received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He has also practiced meditation for more than 30 years and has studied with many Tibetan, Indian, Burmese, and Western meditation teachers, both in the United States and abroad. Sam has created the Waking Up Course for anyone who wants to learn to meditate in a modern, scientific context.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Sam Harris’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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Videos of Sam Harris

TED | Science Can Answer Moral Questions
TED | Science Can Answer Moral Questions
TED | Can We Build AI Without Losing Control Over It?
TED | Can We Build AI Without Losing Control Over It?

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