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Think Better with David Brooks

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"The Art of Social Connection"

“There is one skill that lies at the heart of any healthy person, family, school, community organization, or society: the ability to see someone else deeply and make them feel seen.” - David Brooks, "How to Know a Person"

In an increasingly isolated and atomistic world, New York Times Opinion columnist David Brooks makes the case for breaking down our social barriers to achieve more meaningful connections. Drawing on psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and other fields, Brooks distills a broad range of insights into a fundamental trait behind being a good person: understanding what others are going through. 

Brooks will be joined in conversation by Professor Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Faculty Director of the Roman Family Center for Decision Research. 

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This hybrid event will be held in person at the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago. If you'd prefer to attend the webinar version instead, please register here.

About David Brooks

David Brooks is a New York Times Opinion columnist and frequent commentator on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He is the best-selling author of “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement,” “How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen,” and other titles.

Brooks (AB ’83) served as a University of Chicago Trustee and is a Senior Advisor to the university's Leadership & Society Initiative.

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