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Event 54 So You've Been Publicly Shamed: Jon Ronson on Finding Tolerance in an Angry World

Saturday 4 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm   Al Ras 1, InterContinental

“We are defining the boundaries of normality by tearing apart the people outside it.” – Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson’s latest book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, deals with an age-old phenomenon that has gained new life online. What happens when a large group of people turn on an individual in a collective social media attack? In the course of Jon’s research, he met with people who have been subjected to public shaming and examined the deep and personal damage caused.

With an uncanny ability to make disturbing subjects funny without diminishing their seriousness, Ronson has a lot to say on this expression of mob mentality – including his experiences as a shamer and being shamed himself.

Jon Ronson will be in conversation with Sultan Al Qassemi.

Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation

So You've Been Publicly Shamed: Jon Ronson on Finding Tolerance in an Angry World

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