The Boise State Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series at #BoiseState will present award-winning author and New York Times columnist David Brooks at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.
Brooks will discuss “Character and the Common Good.” The lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No tickets are required.
Brooks is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. He has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion.
“A university education should expand not only our intellect but also help build our character, and firmly establish our commitment to community. We expect our students and faculty to engage in intellectual inquiry and debate in a climate of respect and civility. Mr. Brooks’ topic could not be more timely,” said Boise State President Bob Kustra.
The Distinguished Lecture Series features speakers who have had a major impact in politics, the arts, science, business or other realms of contemporary significance. Former speakers in the series include Nobel Prize-winning physicist Carl Wieman, author Sir Salman Rushdie, Nobel Laureate in economics Joseph Stiglitz, biologist E. O. Wilson, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president of Poland Lech Wałęsa, environmental architect William McDonough, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh and others.