President, American Enterprise Institute

Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute. Before joining AEI, he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Prior to his work in academia and public policy, he spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain. Dr. Brooks is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and the bestselling author of 11 books, including his 2015 New York Times best seller The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America.