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The Learning Society

The Membership Drive for the 2024-2025 season begins on July 1, 2024. Please email to request information or ask about events or membership.

Since 1988, the Learning Society has brought leading thinkers and doers to the doorsteps of Queens University of Charlotte. Queens students and the Charlotte community have benefitted from the knowledge and experiences of renowned authors, journalists, physicians, scientists, artists, economists, politicians, government officials, scholars, historians, entrepreneurs, business executives, environmentalists, and social activists.

Learn more about the history and what the Learning Society offers members, the community, and students.

2024-2025 Lecture Schedule

“How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen” with David Brooks

October 30, 2024
7:00 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale in late summer.

David Brooks

David Brooks is a bestselling author, op-ed columnist at the New York Times, and recurring commentator on PBS NewsHour. He has a gift for bringing readers and audiences alike 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 whose columns are among the most read in the nation.

His latest release, “How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen,” debuted on the New York Times and Amazon bestseller lists and has maintained spots on both for many weeks. It was deemed both “a hands-on guide to making meaningful human connections” and “yet another inspirational roadmap to building strong moral character and achieving authentic self-actualization” by Kirkus. Brooks makes the case that at the center of any healthy and thriving business, organization, community, or nation is the crucial skill of being able to see and value other people. Written to speak to audiences of all kinds, “How to Know a Person” is his attempt to repair America’s torn social fabric by giving us the tools we need to move beyond division and polarization and connect with others on an innately human level.

Plan Your Visit

For event information, including purchasing tickets and parking, please visit our Event Information webpage.


Membership is open to anyone interested and is offered on a yearly/seasonal basis. For information about becoming a member, please visit our Membership webpage.

Join the Learning Society

Your annual Learning Society membership gives you access to the leading minds of our times, while funding unique learning experiences for our Queens students.

Contact Us

Rebecca Tanner, Director of the Learning Society

Carolyn Stone, Membership & Events Coordinator