The American Enterprise Institute’s governance is overseen by our Board of Trustees, composed of leading business and financial executives. The Institute’s research agenda and scholarly appointments are reviewed by our Council of Academic Advisers, a group of distinguished outside scholars. AEI’s day-to-day management comes from the officers on our executive team. The Institute’s external development and outreach activities are bolstered by entrepreneurs from across the country who serve on our National Council. And AEI’s research on economic policy studies, foreign and defense issues, and social and cultural matters is undertaken by our team of scholars and fellows.