March 26, 2024

On May 11, 2024, Hampden-Sydney College will welcome cultural and political commentator David Brooks to give the commencement address.

David Brooks headshotDavid Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times and a contributor to The Atlantic. He is a commentator on The PBS Newshour and founder of Weave: the Social Fabric Project. His forthcoming book How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen will be published in October. His previous three books­—The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, The Road to Character, and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement—were all #1 New York Times bestsellers.

Mr. Brooks has taught at Yale University and Duke University and now teaches at the University of Chicago. He has received over 30 honorary degrees from American universities and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. 

On May 10, Reverend Timothy E. Kimbrough, professor of the Practice of Anglican Studies and director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke University, will give the baccalaureate address. Reverend Kimbrough is the father of Head Basketball Coach Caleb Kimbrough.

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