Open VISIONS Forum | The Common Ground Series | The Annual Student Forum: David Brooks - Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
Time: 07:30 PM
Location: Quick Center for the Arts
Ticket Prices: $30 | $5 Fairfield University Students. Please note, Fairfield University and Prep Faculty and Staff enjoy free and discounted tickets by contacting the Quick Center Box Office.
Hybrid Event: Attend in-person at Quick Center or register for livestream.
Open VISIONS Forum and The Common Ground Series presented by the College of Arts & Sciences
The Annual Student Forum
"Democracy: Choices and Challenges"
Long considered one of America's most influential thought leaders, David Brooks has been an opinion columnist for The New York Times since 2003. He is a bestselling author and analyst on PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and NBC’s Meet the Press. His fifth book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, was published in 2019.
A contributing writer to The Atlantic, Brooks most recently published a column titled “How the Bobos Broke America,” in which he posits that the creation of a new elite — sometimes dubbed the “creative class” — has replaced the old elite, sparking a counterreaction among working class voters against a meritocratic system. In 2018, Brooks joined the Aspen Institute to spearhead the Weave project, aimed at bridging the divisions among Americans and seeking a compelling common ground. He teaches at Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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