Brooks to open speakers series

Published September 6, 2012

Conservative political and cultural commentator David Brooks will open UB’s 26th annual Distinguished Speakers Series with a talk at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Brooks is an op-ed editor at The New York Times, senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and a commentator on “PBS NewsHour” and “All Things Considered” on National Public Radio.

A sometimes controversial figure, both beloved and criticized by his fellow conservatives and taken to task by progressives as well, Brooks is the author of “Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There” and “On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense,” both published by Simon & Schuster.

Tickets for Brooks’ lecture may be purchased through the Center for the Arts ticket office or by visiting the CFA’s website for online ticket purchase options.

Discount vouchers are available for all current and retired UB faculty and staff through TIAA-CREF, and to all members of United University Professions (UUP). Vouchers are only valid at campus ticket offices.

UB undergraduates and GSA-represented graduate students are eligible for a free ticket, while supplies last.

For more information, visit the Distinguished Speakers Series website.