Adult Education

Gotto Lecture Series Presents David Brooks

David Brooks, the best-selling author and New York Times' columnist, delivers the second-annual Anita and Antonio Gotto Lecture.

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David Brooks has been an op-ed columnist for the Times since 2003. He is also an executive director at the Aspen Institute, where he leads Weave: The Social Fabric Project. He is currently a commentator on “The PBS Newshour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Brooks is the author of four books, including The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, which was released in April. In it, Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose, drawing inspiration and wisdom from a range of people who have lived joyous lives of commitment, community and faith.

Brooks’ other books are The Road to Character, Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. He is on the faculty at Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Inaugurated in 2018, the Anita and Antonio Gotto Lecture Series offers compelling talks and presentations by renowned theologians and preachers, writers and scholars, across a range of faith traditions and academic disciplines. The first speaker in the series was the moral psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Jonathan Haidt, the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business and co-author (with Greg Lukianoff) of The Coddling of the American Mind (2018).

The series is made possible through a generous contribution from Anita and Antonio Gotto, longtime members of the congregation.