Leadership Voices: Pathways to Success


The Leadership Voices series, a joint venture with New America and the McCain Institute for International Leadership, features icons and trailblazers from across business, politics, sports and technology. Focused on actionable tips and advice for young professionals, these conversations highlight how the people we look up to get to where they are – and how you can get there, too.

This installment of Leadership Voices will feature a conversation with renowned columnist and best-selling author David Brooks. Brooks has been an op-ed columnist for The New York Times since 2003 and is also a commentator on PBS “NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He will discuss his early career, important junctures in his path and key influencers who shaped his professional trajectory. Rosie Gomez, a graduate of the Next Generation Leaders 2016 cohort, will moderate. Questions from the audience will be a key component of the discussion. 

This event will be livestreamed on this page. Follow the conversation online using #LeadershipVoices and following @McCainInstitute and @NewAmerica


5:30 PM: Registration and Reception 

6:00 PM: Discussion 

David Brooks, @nytdavidbrooks 
Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times 
Author, The Road to Character 

Rosie Gomez 
Graduate, Next Generation Leaders 2016 cohort 
Senior Policy Advisor on Trafficking Prevention, Administration on Children, Youth and Families in the United States Department of Health and Human Services 

7:00 PM: Networking Reception