The Washington Post today announced award-winning social scientist Arthur C. Brooks will be a columnist for the Opinions section starting January 20th. In this role, Brooks will write columns across a broad range of subjects.

“We are thrilled to welcome Arthur Brooks to the Post Opinions section and share his distinct perspective with our readers,” said Fred Hiatt, Editorial Page editor for The Post. “He has a unique ability to connect social science, politics and culture. He challenges us to think about the most important questions in a most informative and engaging way.”

Brooks currently serves as president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a Washington, DC-based think tank. Over the last decade, he has been a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and hosted the Vox Media podcast, “The Arthur Brooks Show.” He has also published four books, including New York Times bestsellers “The Conservative Heart” and “The Road to Freedom.” Brooks’ latest book, “Love Your Enemies,” is set to publish on March 12th.

In the summer of 2019, Brooks will leave AEI to join the Harvard Kennedy School as a professor of the practice of public leadership and jointly serve as a senior fellow at Harvard Business School. He holds a PhD in policy analysis from Rand Graduate School, an MA in economics from Florida Atlantic University and BA from Thomas Edison State University.