About Kim

Kim Samuel

Kim Samuel is an activist, educator, and leading voice in the global movement for belonging.  She is the founder and chief belonging officer of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness (SCSC), a “think-and-do tank” that partners with leading advocacy groups and research organizations to combat social isolation and build belonging around the world. Samuel is a visiting research fellow at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, and a visiting scholar at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). She also serves on the steering committee of the Together Coalition, the executive committee of Special Olympics International, and the disability rights advisory committee of Human Rights Watch. As well, she is a trustee of the Temenos Academy, and a fellow of Cumberland Lodge. Kim is the author of On Belonging: Finding Connection in an Age of Isolation, an exploration of the crisis of social isolation and our birthright of belonging, published in 2022.