Kim Samuel is currently on tour for the launch of On Belonging: Finding Connection in an Age of Isolation.
If you are interested in attending an upcoming event, you can learn more below.



March 14, 2023
6 - 8 pm
Cumberland Lodge
Windsor, UK

Cumberland Conversation with Kim Samuel

This Conversation will explore how Kim has come to dedicate her life to helping people who feel isolated and the lessons she has learned from her discussions with a remarkable range of people with wisdom to impart, including Nelson Mandela, on how to build a world in which everyone feels at home. Kim will be in discussion with Canon Dr Edmund Newell, under the Chatham House Rule. Following the Conversation, audience members will have the chance to ask questions of Kim, with questions coming from both the in-person and virtual audiences. Register here.


March 8, 2023

Rounding the Circle in Health
The pandemic highlighted stark gaps in our healthcare systems. Kim Samuel spoke with Catherine Pope, Professor of Medical Sociology at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, about leveraging social relationships to improve the quality of care and the wellbeing of healthcare workers.

March 5, 2023

'Discovery of Belonging'
Technological advancements are making our world more connected than ever before, yet feelings of isolation and disconnection have never felt more rampant. At a time when our disability and aged care systems are overstretched, our physical environment is rapidly degrading, and our legal systems bring about further injustices, how do we build belonging? Kim Samuel was joined by +Father Erik Varden, Bishop of Trondheim. Moderated by Matthew Bishop, the discussion explored how belonging is not a need but a right for all, and how it is vital to continue finding a way to each other in a fractured world. This event was hosted by OPHI, the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, and took place at the historic Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford University. Watch the recording here. 

February 24, 2023

Zero Project Forum on Ageing and Disability
The ageing population and people with disabilities face similar challenges and discriminations, but are rarely discussed in context with each other. In this Session, chaired by H.E. Luis Gallegos, new approaches are introduced and discussed to build bridges between those two growing communities, including a new Convention of the United Nations. Watch the recording here. 

February 5, 2023

The London Library
A conversation between Kim Samuel and Matthew Bishop, founder and board member of the Social Progress Imperative.

February 2, 2023

The Big Lunch on Belonging
An event celebrating the UK launch of On Belonging, hosted by The Eden Project.

January 12, 2023

Hummingbird Bookstore
A book signing and reception at Hummingbird bookstore in Boston, MA.

January 11, 2023

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Kim Samuel sat down with Dr. Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy, for a talk about belonging and social isolation in today's modern world and workplace.

January 10, 2023

A private event for employees of Noblis, a think tank whose sole client is the US federal government.

November 30, 2022

Tamarack Institute Webinar
Kim Samuel joined Heather Keam, Director of Deepening Community at the Tamarack Institute, for a virtual fireside chat about the intersectional work of realizing the Right to Belong.
Virtual | Watch/Listen

November 18, 2022

Book Signing and Reception, More Than Words Bookstore
This in-store event was hosted by Jennifer Hanks-Allaire, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Grandmother Collective at More Than Words. More than Words is a nonprofit that embodies the work of building belonging—empowering young people to overcome serious challenges and take ownership in a successful socially-conscious business.

November 17, 2022

Combatting Social Isolation: The Idea of a Right to Belong
Harvard Law School Project on Disability, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) hosted a panel discussion with experts and advocates for disability rights. Kim Samuel delivered a speech about how the right to belong impacts people with disabilities and older people.

October 22-25, 2022

2022 Global Symposium
Hosted by the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness, the bi-annual Global Symposium brings together stakeholders from around the world who are working to build social connectedness. The event featured uniquely intersectional conversations and had a keen focus on practical solutions to building social connectedness and belonging in our communities.

October 18, 2022

Ramsay Talk Breakfast
Kim Samuel delivered a Ramsay Talk about belonging as a fundamental human right and how social connectedness can be built into workplaces and corporate culture.

October 11, 2022

Indigo Book Talk and Signing
Indigo Bay and Bloor Bookstore, Toronto, Ontario

Kim Samuel in conversation with Jennifer Johnson, Editor-In-Chief, The Walrus.

October 6, 2022

Grace Under Pressure, Linkedin Live
John Baldoni, one of Top Ten Executive/Leadership Coaches Worldwide, interviews Kim about belonging and social connectedness.

Virtual: Linkedin Live

October 3, 2022

Eva Haller Salon
Kim Samuel delivered a talk at the virtual Eva Haller Salon series, which brings together artists, scientists and media makers from around the globe. Eva is a 91 year old activist, philanthropist and holocaust survivor.

September 27, 2022

On Belonging, a Conversation on Inclusion, hosted by Synergos
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY

Kim Samuel sat down with Peggy Dulany, Chair of Synergos, to talk about Right To Belong. Discussion moderated by Marlene Ogawa.

September 27, 2022

Special Olympics International Webinar
Kim Samuel, board member of Special Olympics, spoke at the Special Olympics webinar alongside her partners in the movement.

September 23, 2022

United Nations General Assembly High-Level Side Event
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza, One UN Plaza, New York, NY

This high-level event addressed the use of Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs) as a policy tool to eradicating poverty in all its dimensions and securing well-being for all. Joining global leaders, Kim Samuel gave a speech about the role of belonging in poverty eradication.

September 22, 2022

The Jane Club Live
Kim Samuel joined as a guest on the Jane Club, a curated community platform that offers live gatherings and social connection that is educational, inspirational and transformative.

September 19, 2022

Belonging in the Workplace, Fishbowl Live
Politics and Prose, Washington, DC

Caroline Potter Shriver, Executive Director of The Village, interviews Kim Samuel about how to foster belonging in the workplace.

September 2022

Rizzoli Book Signing
Rizzoli, 1133 Broadway, New York City, NY

Kim Samuel celebrates the launch of her book by signing copies at Rizolli bookstore in NYC.

August 16, 2022

Treasury Executive Institute Roundtable
Kim Samuel joined a roundtable discussion with senior executives in the Treasury Executive Institute Network. She delivered the event’s opening remarks and guided a conversation about belonging in the workplace for public servants.