Political Commentator David Brooks to Speak at Weber State

OGDEN, Utah – Popular commentator David Brooks will bring his blend of conservative politics, humor and insightful cultural reflections to Weber State University on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Val A. Browning Austad Auditorium.

Brook’s presentation is one of this year’s marquee events in the Browning Presents! season, hosted by the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased at weberstatetickets.com or by calling 801-626-8500.

David Brooks has covered business, crime and politics over a long career in journalism. Brooks is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times and a commentator on the PBS evening news broadcast “NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He is the author of five books including the New York Times bestseller, “The Road to Character” and his latest, “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life.”

The 90-minute presentation will include approximately 45-minutes for remarks and 45-minutes for questions. Dean of the College of Art & Humanities Scott Sprenger will moderate the event.

“The Browning Presents! program is committed to bringing world-class performing artists and speakers to Northern Utah who encourage us to think, discuss and contemplate some of the most important topics of our times,” said Sprenger, who also directs Browning Presents! “David Brooks will focus his talk not just on politics, but also personal and professional values from his latest book, ‘Second Mountain’ which explores the challenges we all face in our lives and how we navigate the mountains we encounter.”

About Browning Presents!

Browning Presents! is offered to the community through the generous support of the Browning Foundation. As an industrialist, Val A. Browning made his fortune in his family’s firearm business. His passion for arts and education, combined with a generous philanthropic spirit, contributed immensely to the cultural, social and economic development of Utah. To enhance cultural richness and performing arts education along the Northern Wasatch Front, the program features public performances and educational residencies of artistic excellence in a diverse range of disciplines. Brooks’ visit will complete the 2019-20 season, which has included a visit from world-renowned jazz artist, Alicia Olatuja and the Utah debut of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

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Allison Barlow Hess, Public Relations director
801-626-7948 • ahess@weber.edu


Christie Denniston, Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities Marketing director
801-626-6431 • cdenniston@weber.edu