David Brooks launches Legatum Institute's Road to Character series by Legatum Institute published on 2017-10-25T16:05:31Z David Brooks, the best-selling author and New York Times columnist, launched the Legatum Institute's new Road to Character lecture series. Courage, honesty, and charity are among the qualities that inspired our civilisation and shaped our world today. Yet these, and other crucial values, are too often missing from today's public life. In the Road to Character lecture series, inspired by David Brooks’s book of the same name, the Institute is inviting high profile speakers to examine the character trait they most cherish, and its role in their own, and in the nation's, life. The Road to Character lecture series is part of the Institute’s Cultural Transformation programme. Future speakers include Sir Anthony Seldon speaking on wisdom in leadership (see below) and Sir Peter Bazelgette speaking on empathy. Next year, Helena Morrissey will speak on service, General Lord Guthrie on self-discipline and Dambisa Moya on courage.