Tuesday, May 31, 2016
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
David Brooks is one of America’s best-known commentators on culture, politics, and the social sciences. With his distinctive viewpoint, and as a senior fellow at the Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Brooks often focuses on topics connected with higher education and international affairs.
An op-ed columnist for The New York Times since 2003, Brooks writes about current issues with candor and humor. He frequently appears as an analyst on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Meet the Press. Previously, Brooks wrote for The Wall Street Journal from his post in Brussels where he covered Russia, the Middle East, South Africa, and European affairs.
A best-selling author, Brooks’ latest work, The Road to Character, explores the importance of building rich inner lives with humility and moral depth. His books include The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement; Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Brooks became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.
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