NYT columnist David Brooks kicks off UM President’s Lecture Series

David Brooks

David Brooks will present the University of Montana’s Lucile Speer Memorial Lecture next month in a free event sponsored by Logjam Presents at The Wilma in downtown Missoula.

Kicking off the 2018-19 President’s Lecture Series at UM, Brooks’ talk begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Brooks is a columnist for the New York Times, an executive director of the  Aspen Institute and a commentator for “The PBS Newshour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

His books include the recent No. 1 New York Times bestseller “The Road to Character,” as well as “Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There” and “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement.”

He also teaches a Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

In his first full academic year as UM’s president, Seth Bodnar will host Brooks.

The President’s Lecture Series is intended to provide an opportunity for all to gather, learn and discuss the ideas and issues that animate communities.

In a news release, Bodnar said he looks forward to a hosting a series that “challenges all of us to engage in meaningful — and enjoyable — learning both on campus and in the community.”