W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series
David Brooks: "The Road to Character"
Thursday, October 6, 2016, Elkins Auditorium, 5:00 p.m.
Ticketed event. Tickets are free and will be available at the Smothers Theatre Box Office beginning September 13.
David Brooks is one of America's most prominent political commentators. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a penetrating analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. He writes a biweekly op-ed column for the New York Times and is a regular analyst on PBS NewsHour and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. David has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight, and quiet passion. His current book, The Road to Character, explores the road to a deeper inner life and explains why selflessness leads to greater success. He tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed, and how we can all strive to build rich inner lives, marked by humility and moral depth. His previous books include The Social Animal, On Paradise Drive, and Bobos in Paradise, a New York Times best seller. David worked at the Wall Street Journal for nine years and has written for The New Yorker, Forbes, the Washington Post, and many other periodicals.