Oct. 15: What it Means - The 2012 Election and the Future of America, A Conversation With Political Analyst David Brooks

Where: Cordiner Hall

When: Monday, October 15, 7:00 PM


**NOTE: Event is unticketed. Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early. Click here to find Cordiner Hall on a map of the Whitman College campus. 

David Brooks

This lecture is the first in a two-part political speaker series hosted by Whitman College called The U.S. Presidential Debate. PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez will speak Oct. 23. 

David Brooks is best known for his New York Times op-ed columns and his analyses on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and NPR’s All Things Considered. A savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs, he will share his vision of the future of America under two very different presidential candidates.

Brooks joined The Weekly Standard at the magazine's inception and served as senior editor. He has also served as a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly, and worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years in a range of positions, including op-ed editor. His work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineForbesThe Washington Post and many other publications.

His books include Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive, the former of which was a New York Times Bestseller. His newest book is titled "The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement." 

Moderated by Shampa Biswas, Associate Professor of Politics. Q&A and booksigning to follow. Copies of Mr. Brooks' books will be available for purchase at the event and at the Whitman College Bookstore.

Sponsored by the Office of the President. Media sponsorship generously provided by Northwest Public Radio. Additional support provided by the Intercultural Center and the Whitman Events Board.

Gillian Frew
Media Relations Officer
Whitman College
(509) 527-4917