David Brooks and Jon Meacham, C’91: a conversation about power and politics

  • on 10 May 2013
  • Guerry Auditorium
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Baccalaureate speaker David Brooks and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, C’91, will discuss “The Art of Power and Politics.” All are welcome to attend what promises to be a lively and entertaining conversation between these two knowledgeable political observers.

Brooks, author and New York Times op-ed columnist, will be on campus as the university’s Baccalaureate speaker. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at  Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is currently a commentator on "PBS Newshour." Brooks is also a frequent analyst on NPR’s "All Things Considered" and the "Diane Rehm Show." His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes and many other magazines.

Jon Meacham, C’91, H’10, received the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion, his 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson. His most recent book, the New York Times bestseller Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, celebrates Jefferson’s skills as a practical politician. He is also the author of Franklin and Winston and American Gospel. Executive editor and executive vice president of Random House, Meacham is a contributing editor to Time magazine and a former editor of Newsweek. He is a regular contributor on “Meet the Press,” “Morning Joe” and “Charlie Rose.”

Watch the video of their conversation: