Columnist focusing on policy, culture and social science Education: Thomas Edison State University, BA in economics; Florida Atlantic University, MA in economics; Rand Graduate School, PhD in policy analysis
Arthur Brooks is a Washington Post columnist, the president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of the book "Love Your Enemies."
Brooks began his career as a classical French hornist, leaving college at 19 to perform with ensembles in the United States and Spain. After 12 years in music, he returned to school, earning a BA and MA in economics, and an MPhil and PhD in policy analysis. While in graduate school, he worked as an analyst with the Rand Corporation’s Project Air Force. He then spent 10 years as a university professor, ultimately occupying the Louis A. Bantle chair in business and government at Syracuse University. Over his decade in academia, Brooks published 60 peer-reviewed articles and seven books, including the textbook "Social Entrepreneurship."
In 2009, Brooks became president of AEI. Over the past decade he has been a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, has hosted the Vox Media podcast “The Arthur Brooks Show” and has published four books, including the New York Times bestsellers "The Conservative Heart" and "The Road to Freedom." He gives more than 150 speeches per year around the United States, Europe and Asia.
In the fall of 2019, Brooks will leave AEI to join the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.
Foreign languages spoken: Spanish, Catalan Books by Arthur C. Brooks:
Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt