David Brooks: Politics and Culture in the Age of Obama

David Brooks: Politics and Culture in the Age of Obama
Columnist, The New York Times; Commentator, PBS "NewsHour"

Dan Schnur, Chairman, Fair Political Practices Commission of California; Director, Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California - Moderator

This program is sold out. Brooks will be speaking in Silicon Valley on March 22. Register for that program here.

New York Times op-ed columnist and American political and cultural commentator Brooks offers a fresh perspective on politics and culture in the age of President Obama. Is the country moving further to the left, right or center? What is the future of the tea party movement? As author of a twice-weekly column for The New York Times, Brooks has written extensively on regional and intergenerational differences in America, America as a consumerist society, the benefits of a free-market economy, and foreign policy. Brooks regularly appears on PBS’ "NewsHour" and on NPR’s "All Things Considered." A prolific writer and editor with a long career in journalism, he has also served as contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, senior editor of The Weekly Standard, and editor for The Wall Street Journal. Brooks is the author of two books, Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense. His eagerly anticipated new book will be released in March, 2011.

Location: Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California St. (at Mason)
Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
$15 members, $30 non-members. Premium (seating in the first few rows) $45 members, $65 non-members
Also know: Part of the Taube American Values series. Photo by Josh Haner/The New York Times.