Professor, author, speaker

Arthur writes about: Economics, Happiness, Society

Arthur Brooks is a Harvard professor, bestselling author, and public speaker. Before joining Harvard, he served for 10 years as president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC, one of the world’s leading think tanks.

Brooks has authored 11 books, including the national bestsellers Love Your Enemies, The Conservative Heart, and The Road to Freedom. He is also a columnist for The Atlantic, host of the podcast The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks, and subject of the 2019 Netflix documentary The Pursuit. He gives more than 100 speeches a year around the US, Europe, and Asia.

Previously, Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship. Prior to his work in academia and public policy, he spent 12 years as a professional French hornist in the United States and Spain.

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