The Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture- November 9
“Politics and Culture in the Age of Obama”
November 9, 5:30 PM
The election of President Barack Obama in November 2008 marked an historic moment in our nation’s history. Two years later, however, the euphoria of the campaign has worn off and the Obama presidency has not destroyed the bitter political divisions plaguing our nation’s capital. Now, more than at any time in the past, partisanship appears hopelessly entrenched in the culture of Washington, D. C., while the large challenges America faces continue to go unsolved.
David Brooks, an Op-ed columnist with The New York Times and a commentator on PBS Newshour, will discuss how the Obama presidency has shaped America’s political and social discourse thus far, as well as how politicians in Washington can truly usher in a post-partisan era.
Brooks is the author of two books, 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, and served as a visiting professor of public policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy in the Fall of 2006.
Location: Fleishman Commons
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