'Fast Future' Author to Speak on Millennial Generation's 'Pragmatic Idealism'

David Burstein 'Depicts a Generation Well Suited to Tackle the Seemingly Insurmountable Challenges Before Us'

April 23, 2013

Author, filmmaker David Burstein will speak on the millennial generation’s considerable affect on contemporary times and its prospects for changing the world at Wilmington College May 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center.

Burstein is the author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the World.

WC’s Honors Program is sponsoring the event, which is free of charge.

Its director, Michael Snarr, professor of social and political studies, said Burstein will address how the “pragmatic idealism” of today’s young adults will lead them to become “the most powerful change agents in modern history and help them to break through decades of gridlock” on key American and global challenges.

Energize Clinton County co-founders Mark Rembert and Taylor Stuckert will join him for this unique conversation.

CNN senior political analyst David Gergen described Burstein as “idealistic yet pragmatic, globally minded and determined.”

“In Fast Future, Burstein pulls from his own experiences and observations to depict a generation well suited to tackle the seemingly insurmountable challenges before us,” said Gergen, professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Fast Future is at least as much telling of the generation’s story as it is a declaration of its potential.”
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean said Fast Future is an “incisive look at the generation that elected Barack Obama and is changing the way we do everything.”

'Fast Future' Author David Burstein to Speak on Millennials' Pragmatic Idealism

Time: 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Location: McCoy Room, Kelly Center

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