President Of American Enterprise Institute To Give Lecture At FSC

Oct 19, 2015

by Staff

The head of one of the most prominent research and policy institutes in America will give a lecture at Florida Southern College giving his vision for a new conservative movement focused on reducing poverty and expanding opportunity for vulnerable people. 

Dr. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, will give the lecture, “The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Eleanor Searle Drawing Room at FSC. The lecture is part of the Politics, Law and Economics Lecture Series sponsored by the Center for Free Enterprise at FSC and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

Known as an outspoken commentator on culture, economics and politics, Brooks is the author of 11 books and hundreds of articles on topics including the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness and the morality of free enterprise. His lecture will be drawn from his latest book, The Conservative Heart, which encourages conservatives to think in moral terms.

Before joining the American Enterprise Institute, Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship. He is a frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows and has been published widely in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Before pursuing his work in public policy, he spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain.

“Dr. Brooks is one of our most innovative thinkers about the social dimensions of economics,” said Dr. Derek Yonai, director of the Center for Free Enterprise. “His work has important implications for our current political discourse, and I hope his lecture will help our students and the community think deeply about the issues of poverty and opportunity.”