Political and Social Analyst David Brooks to Speak at NAFSA 2016 International Education Conference in Denver




Rebecca Morgan, rebeccam@nafsa.org, 202.495.2553
Katie O’Connell, katieo@nafsa.org, 202.495.2559

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2015 – David Brooks, one of America’s best-known commentators on politics and culture, will deliver the opening plenary address at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2016 Annual Conference & Expo. As a best-selling author, long-time New York Times columnist and senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Brooks often focuses on the changing dynamics within higher education and learning. His latest book, The Road to Character, explores the importance of building rich inner lives with humility and moral depth.

“We are extremely pleased for NAFSA Conference attendees to have the opportunity to hear from one of the foremost political analysts of our time,” said Marlene M. Johnson, NAFSA Executive Director and CEO. “As our nation continues to engage in deep conversations about serious social and political issues, Brooks will offer thought-provoking perspectives about current events in our country and around the world.”

Brooks frequently appears as an analyst on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Meet the Press. He previously worked as a writer and editor for The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. David Brooks will address the NAFSA conference on May 31, 2016 in Denver. The opening session featuring Brooks is sponsored by Education New Zealand. Learn more about the speakers as they are announced at www.nafsa.org/ac16plenaries.

About the NAFSA Conference
NAFSA’s 68th Annual Conference and Expo is the world’s largest gathering of professionals in international education with an expected 10,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. The conference offers a wide array of learning and networking opportunities for international educators, and features more than 200 sessions and workshops focusing on the most crucial topics in international education and exchange and global learning.

A major highlight of the conference is the International Education Expo Hall, which features more than 400 exhibitors representing hundreds of organizations from around the world, including colleges and universities; study abroad and intensive-English programs; embassies and government agencies; and more. The conference theme for 2016 is “Building Capacity for Global Learning.” It will be held in Denver, May 31 - June 3, 2016.

Learn more at www.nafsa.org/denver.

With more than 10,000 members, NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education. To learn more about our advocacy efforts on behalf of international education, visit www.ConnectingOurWorld.org.

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