Type: Public event

Escaping poverty through entrepreneurship

Date & time

Oct 4, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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A Policy Talks @ the Ford School event with a lecture by Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute, on poverty and public policy. Followed by a conversation with Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions, and community Q&A.

Co-sponsored by Poverty Solutions and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. 

About the speaker:

Arthur C. Brooks has been president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) since January 1, 2009. He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise at AEI.
Before joining AEI, Dr. Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship. Before
pursuing his work in academia and public policy, he spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain.

Dr. Brooks is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and the bestselling author of 11 books on topics including the role of government, economic opportunity, happiness,
and the morality of free enterprise. His latest book is the New York Times bestseller, "The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America”
(Broadside Books, 2015). He has also published dozens of academic journal articles and the textbook “Social Entrepreneurship” (Prentice Hall, 2008).

Dr. Brooks has a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He also holds an M.A. in economics from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in
economics from Thomas Edison State College.