La Follette School presents David Brooks

October 27, 2021 | 7:00PM

Wisconsin Union Theater | Shannon Hall

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About this event

Brooks' visit is made possible by the La Follette School's Kohl Initiative, which was launched in 2019, and American Family Insurance.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is thrilled to host David Brooks of The New York Times.

A best-selling author, Brooks has been an op-ed columnist for The New York Times since September 2003. He also is an analyst on PBS NewsHour, NPR'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 April 2019.

At the Aspen Institute, Brooks spearheads the Weave project, which aims at bridging the differences that divide Americans and seeking out a compelling common ground. He taught at Yale University and served as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Brooks received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Chicago, where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He also is on the Board of Advisors for the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. Brooks' visit is made possible by the La Follette School's Kohl Initiative, which was launched in May 2019 with a $10 million gift from former US Sen. Herb Kohl.

Brooks also is serving as UW-Madison's Fall 2021 Public Affairs Journalist in Residence, a joint effort of University Communications, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the La Follette School, with support from the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.

This event will include time for audience questions. To help organizers streamline the process and allow for as many questions as possible, please submit your suggestions by clicking here. Questions received by October 20 will receive priority.

Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person ticket purchases are subject to change.


Prices (including all fees)

All Tickets Free | 2 Tickets Per-Person