Open to Public
Paid Ticket Required
The 2013 Colonial Williamsburg Speakers Series concludes with a talk with New York Times journalist and author David Brooks (The Social Animal) about citizenship in the United States. Please join us for lunch and a discussion around being a citizen today—the sense of belonging, freedoms, responsibilities, and surrounding political and cultural issues.
Before the luncheon, Mr. Brooks will sign copies of his books.
Guests who purchase tickets online receive an e-confirmation of their order. Prior to the event, please redeem e-confirmations for actual tickets at one of our on-site ticket locations: the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, the Lumber House Ticket Office in the Revolutionary City, or the Merchants Square Ticket Office.
About the Speaker
David 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.
He has authored two books of what he calls “comic sociology”—descriptions of how we live and “the water we swim in.” Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive are as witty and entertaining as they are revealing and insightful. Bobos in Paradise was a New York Times bestseller.
Brooks’s current book, titled The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement, discusses why neuroscience and sociology are so important to thinking about politics, culture, and the future of America in world society.
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.
Due to a scheduling conflict, Mr. Brooks has postponed his appearance until September 18, 2013. All tickets/vouchers previously purchased will be honored for the new date and time.