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Writer David Brooks to give spring Atkinson Lecture

David Brooks

Willamette will host acclaimed conservative writer David Brooks Feb. 17, as part of the Atkinson Lecture Series.

Brooks has written an Op-Ed column in The New York Times since 1993 and is a weekly commentator on PBS NewsHour. He has written for numerous publications and has held editorial positions with The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly. Brooks has also contributed to many other publications and broadcasts, including The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Forbes.

A select number of tickets will be made available to alumni to purchase starting Monday, Feb. 1, and more information will be forthcoming near that time.

Rohde recap

The Willamette community earlier welcomed David Rohde for the fall Atkinson Lecture, in which the noted journalist shared what he observed in Afghanistan during the seven months of being held captive by the Taliban. Read more and watch a video from the visit.

The Atkinson Lecture Series was established through an endowed gift from the Atkinson family with the purpose of continually enhancing intellectual life at Willamette.