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Closing Plenary

2014 Greenbuild Closing Plenary

The Closing Plenary featured author, New York Times columnist, frequent analyst on NPR's All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour David Brooks.

David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs.

David’s current book, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement, uses the story of a fictional American couple to explain the importance of neuroscience and sociology in understanding America's politics, culture, and future. It turns out that the unconscious mind is most of the mind — not a dark, vestigial place but a creative and enchanted one, where most of the brain’s work gets done. This is the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made. David turns these discoveries into a moving and nuanced intellectual adventure, a story of achievement and a defense of progress.  

Brooks entertained the audience in a perfect combination of wit, humor and intellect and brought the audience to its feet as Greenbuild 2014 officially concluded. 

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Check back soon for exciting updates on the Closing Plenary at Greenbuild 2015.

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