Douglas Abrams

Douglas Abrams is the co-author (together with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu) of The Book of Joy. An international bestseller, the book explores how we might find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering. Douglas is the founder and president of Idea Architects, a creative book and media agency helping visionaries to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. He is also the co-founder with Pam Omidyar and Desmond Tutu of, a public benefit company working to share life-changing and world-changing ideas. Doug has worked with Desmond Tutu as his cowriter and editor for over a decade, and before founding his own literary agency, he was a senior editor at HarperCollins and also served for nine years as the religion editor at the University of California Press.

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Finding Joy in an Age of Anxiety
Architecture Auditorium, Thursday, March 2, 6:00 pm

Co-sponsors: Books and Spirits, College of Arts and Humanities