"How We Live: The More Things Change The More They Stay he Same"
David Brooks, Author and New York Times Columnist
LECTURE STARTS AT 7:30 PM
Bio: David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs.
He holds several prestigious positions as a bi-weekly Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and a regular analyst on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered. He is the author of two books of what he calls "comic sociology"—descriptions of how we live and "the water we swim in" that are as witty and entertaining as they are revealing and insightful: Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive. Bobos in Paradise was a New York Times bestseller.
David’s current book is titled The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement, on why neuroscience and sociology are so important to thinking about politics, culture and the future of America in world society.
David Brooks has worked at The Weekly Standard, joining the magazine at its inception and serving as senior editor. He has been a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly. He worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years in a range of positions, including op-ed editor. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, The Washington Post and many other periodicals.
The Jefferson Educational Society Global Futures Summit IV is a 72-hour event that will feature nationally-recognized speakers discussing a broad range of current issues including politics, end-of-life care, and space exploration. The speakers are (in order of appearance): Columnist David Brooks; Civil Liberties Attorney Rev. Barry Lynn; Political Strategist Karl Rove; Election Analyst Norman Ornstein, Ph.D., Harvard College Professor of Astronomy Robert Kirshner, Ph.D., Pallative Care Advocate Ira Byock, M.D., and Journalist Barry Casselman.
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE TO EACH GLOBAL SUMMIT EVENT. To register for these programs, please call the Jefferson Educational Society at 814-459-8000, or register online at www.JESERIE.org. Tickets are $20 per person - except for the lectures by David Brooks and Karl Rove, which are $25 per person. Students can attend any of these programs for $10 each (must present student id). The Jefferson Educational Society is located at 3207 State Street, in Erie, PA.