David Brooks has been an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times since 2003. He is also a commentator on PBS’s NewsHour, NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Meet the Press. His most recent book is The Road to Character (2015), a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and named as one of the best books of the year by The Economist. Other recent books include the novel The Well-Kept Secret (2013) and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement (2011; also a No. 1 New York Times bestseller). Born in Toronto, Canada, Mr. Brooks worked at The Washington Times and then The Wall Street Journal, serving as a foreign correspondent and then op-ed editor. He was also a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and contributing editor to The Atlantic and Newsweek. He teaches at Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
An international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author and respected moral voice, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was recently named the winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize. He served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013 and has taught at various academic institutions; he is currently the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. Rabbi Sacks is the author of more than 30 books; his most recent is Not in God’s Name, which was awarded a 2015 National Jewish Book Award in America and was a top ten Sunday Times bestseller in the UK. He is sought after as a contributor to radio, television and the press, and he has been awarded 17 honorary doctorates. In 1995 Rabbi Sacks received the Jerusalem Prize for his contribution to diaspora Jewish life, and in 2005 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. His website is rabbisacks.org.
This event is endowed by Francine and Abdallah Simon z”l.
This event is co-presented with The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University.
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