Illume/Special Guest - Brian Alexander, Author

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Illume/Special Guest - Brian Alexander, Author

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Date and Time

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, Room 200, Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion.


An award-winning journalist and former NBC News columnist, Brian Alexander has written about American culture for decades. He has been recognized by Medill School of Journalism’s John Bartlow Martin awards for public interest journalism, the Association of Healthcare Journalists, among others. His latest novel is entitled Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts heart of the University of San Diego. Our students and faculty exemplify the power, vitality and value of a liberal arts and sciences education every day. To champion the tradition and future of the artes liberales, we have created the Humanities Center Illume Speaker Series featuring our own renowned faculty scholars, invited thought-leaders and prominent public figures to advance the liberal arts on our campus and inspire lifelong learning in our surrounding communities.