Arthur C. Brooks is social scientist and bestselling author, the William Henry Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School. Arthur is also a Creator and Columnist at The Atlantic, who specializes in using science and philosophy to provide people with actionable strategies to live their best lives. Previously, he served as President of the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank. Before joining AEI, he held the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship. Arthur is the bestselling author of 12 books on topics ranging from economic opportunity to human happiness. Before his work in academia and public policy, he spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain.
2019 - 2020
2014 - 2018
2009 - 2019
2001 - 2008
1998 - 2001
1996 - 1998
EARLY CAREER & EXPERTISE
As the 11th President of AEI, he also held the Beth and Ravenel Curry Chair in Free Enterprise.
Under his leadership, the Institute more than doubled its annual revenues and deepened its outreach to leaders across the ideological spectrum.
He also expanded AEI's research portfolio to include work on poverty, happiness, and human potential.
He works with top scholars, policymakers, and elected officials to fight for Americans' access to free enterprise and earn success.
SELECT HONORS & RECOGNITIONS
2020 John Paul II Award for New Evangelization, Catholic Information Center
2019 Distinguished Alumni Award, Florida Atlantic University College of Business
2018 G.S. Beckwith Gilbert Fellow, Princeton University
2016 Distinguished Alumni Award, Pardee Rand Graduate School
2016 Fortune Magazine 50 World's Greatest Leaders