Arthur C. Brooks has been the president of AEI since January 1, 2009. 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.
• Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy, 2007–2008; Professor of Public Administration, 2006–2008; Associate Professor of Public Administration, 2001–2005, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. • Consultant, RAND Corporation, 1998–2008 • Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Economics, Georgia State University, 1998–2001 • Doctoral Fellow, RAND Corporation, 1996–98 • Professor of French Horn, Harid Conservatory of Music, Lynn University, 1992–95 • French Hornist, City Orchestra of Barcelona, 1989–1992 • French Hornist, Annapolis Brass Quintet, 1983–89
Ph.D., M.Phil., policy analysis, RAND Graduate School M.A., economics, Florida Atlantic University B.A., economics, Thomas Edison State College
In light of the emerging Internal Revenue Service scandal, Senator McConnell will again join AEI to comment on the use of government power to stifle speech and will propose solutions that protect the individual rights that are guaranteed to all citizens of the United States.
What shared commitments do we have as citizens and neighbors to care for one another? How can a proper ordering of America’s political economy enable the most people to have the best life? At this event, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), a longtime champion of human rights causes, and AEI President Arthur Brooks will join Wallis in addressing these and other questions.