The Policies of Hope – May 1, 2014

Arthur C. Brooks, President of American Enterprise Institute

Arthur C. Brooks, Ph.D., has been the president of American Enterprise Institute since January 1, 2009, a non-partisan public policy think tank in Washington, D.C. committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise. He also holds the Beth and Ravenel Curr Chair in Free Enterprise.

Previously, he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University.

He is the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles on topics ranging from the economics of the arts to military operations research. His most recent book is the New York Times bestseller The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise (Basic Books, 2012).

Other books include The Battle (Basic Books, May 2010), Gross National Happiness (Basic Books, 2008), Social Entrepreneurship (Prentice-Hall, 2008) and Who Really Cares (Basic Books, 2006).

Before pursuing his work in public policy, Brooks spent 12 years as a professional French hornist with the City Orchestra of Barcelona and other ensembles. He is a native of Seattle and currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife Ester and their three children.


NEW THIS YEAR!   Lectures will be held across the street from IPS at the Radisson Hotel (2020 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA  22202). A sign in the lobby will direct you.

Complimentary parking for guests is located in the adjacent garage on Jefferson Davis Hwy.

 Each lecture begins at 5:00 p.m. followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. Afterwards, guests are invited to attend a complimentary wine and cheese reception at 6:15 p.m. on the first floor of the IPS campus (2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA, 22202).

Walking directions from the Radisson Hotel to IPS: walk across at the light on 20th Street South and Jefferson Davis Hwy. Turn right and walk one block to 2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy. 


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To learn more about the Blessed Newman Lecture Series, click here.

For a list of this past year’s lectures, click here.


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