New York Times Columnist to Deliver UM President’s Lecture Series at the Wilma

August 31, 2018

MISSOULA – The University of Montana will host New York Times columnist David Brooks at the Wilma on Monday, Sept. 10, for the first installment of the 2018-19 President’s Lecture Series.

UM President Seth Bodnar invites the UM community and the public to join him in welcoming Brooks for an evening of lively discussion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and Brooks’ lecture – which is titled “The Cultural Revolution We Need” – will begin at 7:30 p.m. The event is presented by Logjam. The lecture also will be streamed live online at!local-live/cchx.

That same day Brooks also will present a seminar from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the University Center Theater titled “Educating the Whole Person.”

Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times, an executive director at the Aspen Institute and a commentator on “The PBS Newshour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

He is the author of “Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There” and “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement.” His fourth and most recent book, “The Road to Character,” was No. 1 on The New York Times best-seller list. Brooks also teaches at Yale University, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

“The President’s Lecture Series provides an opportunity for all to gather, learn and discuss the ideas and issues that animate our communities,” Bodnar said. “I look forward to hosting a series that challenges all of us to engage in meaningful – and enjoyable – learning both on campus and in the community.”


Contact: Robert Saldin, UM political science professor and President’s Lecture Series organizer, 406-243-5202,