Pittsburgh -- New York Times columnist David Brooks will speak on Wednesday, April 7, as part of the Robert Morris University Pittsburgh Speakers Series. He will speak at RMU's Moon Township campus at 1:30 p.m. in Rogal Chapel, and then speak at 8 p.m. in Heinz Hall in downtown Pittsburgh. Brooks' talk at RMU is free and open to the public, and doors open at 1 p.m. His speech at Heinz Hall is for subscribers to the RMU Pittsburgh Speakers Series.
Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. In addition to his bi-weekly column on the op-ed page of the New York Times, Brooks is a regular analyst on "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and NPR’s "All Things Considered."
Author of two books of what he calls “comic sociology”—descriptions of how we live and “the water we swim in” that are as witty and entertaining as they are revealing and insightful: "Bobos in Paradise" and "On Paradise Drive." "Bobos in Paradise" was a New York Times bestseller.
Brooks has worked at The Weekly Standard, joining the magazine at its inception and serving as senior editor. He has been a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly. He worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years in a range of positions, including op-ed editor. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, The Washington Post and many other periodicals.