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Speaker: Arthur C. Brooks, President American Enterprise Institute
Please join the Center for Political Thought and Leadership as we welcome Arthur Brooks to Arizona. Attendees are invited to visit the Desert Botanical Garden free of charge before the event (RSVP required).
Brooks is a bestselling author, a social scientist, and the president of the American Enterprise Institute. Brooks works with top scholars, policymakers, and elected officials to fight for all Americans’ access to free enterprise and earned success. Brooks' path to Washington, D.C., has been anything but typical. At 19, he left college to play the French horn professionally. He toured internationally and recorded several albums, eventually landing in the City Orchestra of Barcelona. In his late 20s, Brooks returned to the US and completed his bachelor’s degree by correspondence. He went on to earn a doctorate in public policy, focusing on microeconomics and mathematical modeling. After completing his doctorate, he spent 10 years as a professor of public administration. Brooks is an in-demand speaker, a New York Times opinion writer, and a frequent radio and TV commentator.