The pursuit of happiness: An evening with Arthur Brooks and Eric Metaxas
Cosponsored by AEI’s Values & Capitalism Project and Hashtag Productions


President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama listen to author Eric Metaxas (R) deliver the keynote message at the 60th annual National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington February 2, 2012.

About This Event

We regret to inform you that, due to a scheduling hiccup, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to rescheduling for Fall 2014.

Event Description

Are you happy? Do you want the good life, and others to have it too? Join us at Columbia University to hear from Arthur Brooks, president of AEI and author of “The Road to Freedom” (Basic Books, 2012), and Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” (Thomas Nelson, 2010).

Gregory Thornbury will moderate a candid conversation that includes Catholic and Evangelical perspectives on happiness, hard work, suffering, and the ideal conditions for human flourishing. A VIP meet-and-greet with Brooks, Metaxas, and Thornbury will precede the event.

VIP reception tickets are $50 and may be purchased online or at the door. General admission is $15, but students will receive free admission if they provide a valid student ID.


5:45 PM
VIP Reception Registration

6:00 – 7:00 PM
VIP Reception (with ticket purchase)

6:30 PM
General Registration

7:00 PM
Opening Remarks:
Josh Good, AEI
Greg Thornbury, The King’s College

7:10 PM
Arthur C. Brooks, AEI
Eric Metaxas, Socrates in the City

Gregory Thornbury, The King’s College

8:00 PM
Audience Question-and-Answer Session

8:30 PM

Event Contact Information

For more information, please contact Meredith Schultz at [email protected], 202.862.4879.

Media Contact Information

For media inquiries, please contact [email protected], 202.862.5829.

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