(Amherst, Mass.)—Award-winning author, journalist and filmmaker Sebastian Junger will explore a host of issues related to what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal quest for meaning in a public event at Amherst College on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The talk shares the title as his 2016 book, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging and will take place on campus at 8 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. It is free and open to the public.
Junger’s book draws on history, psychology and anthropology to explain why coming together makes us stronger and how that can be achieved, even in today’s divided world. Despite the fact that this kind of connection seems to have been largely lost in modern society, he believes that regaining a sense of closeness may be the key to our psychological survival.