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Narratives of Earned Hope Or the Ways Adversity Can Build Compensatory Strengths

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind spoke at Columbia in March about pursuing a demanding career in investigative journalism while raising his autistic son Owen. 

At the event, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Difference’s Future of Disability Studies workshop, Suskind referenced his latest book, Life, Animated and argued that adversity was a necessary precondition in order to produce insightful journalism.

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