W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Political Commentator David Brooks

October 4, 2016  | 1 min read

The Seaver College W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series at Pepperdine University presents prominent political commentator David Brooks, who will discuss “The Road to Character,” at Elkins Auditorium in Malibu on Thursday, October 6, at 5 PM.

Brooks 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 the National Public Radio program All Things Considered.

Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times through 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 10 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 AnimalOn Paradise Drive, and Bobos in Paradise, a New York Times bestseller. Brooks also worked for The Wall Street Journal for nine years and has written for The New YorkerForbes, Washington Post, and many other periodicals.

For additional information about the lecture, and to reserve tickets, visit the Seaver College website.