Live a Better, Happier Life.

Arthur Brooks is a Harvard professor, PhD social scientist, bestselling author, and columnist at The Atlantic who specializes in using the highest levels of science and philosophy to provide people with actionable strategies to live their best lives.

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Keynote Speaking

As a behavioral social scientist, prolific author, and in-demand speaker, Arthur has given over 1,400 speeches in the last decade in 145 cities around the world. Arthur engages his audiences using a blend of cutting-edge science, ancient wisdom, philosophy, music, and art, while delivering real-life strategies for lifting people up, bringing them together, and improving happiness for all.

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Arthur's Books

Arthur is the bestselling author of 11 books on topics ranging from economic opportunity to human happiness. His most recent bestseller, Love Your Enemies, released in March 2019, is a guide to building a better country and mending personal relationships amidst our culture of political polarization. Next spring, Arthur will release a new book on finding meaning, success, and deep purpose in the second half of life.

The Pursuit

Arthur Brooks travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we lift up the world, starting with those at the margins of society? Along the way, he discovers the secrets not only to material progress for the least fortunate, but also true and lasting happiness for all.

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The Art of Happiness
with Arthur Brooks

You want to be happy. So why are you leaving it up to chance? There exists a wealth of knowledge that can help you live a life that has more joy, satisfaction, and purpose—and help you share these gifts with others. Harvard professor, PhD social scientist, bestselling author, and columnist Arthur Brooks is your teacher on the art and science of living a better life. In each episode, you will hear about research in the worlds of science, philosophy, theology, art, and literature. Then, Arthur will tell you how to use the wisdom of the experts in your own life, starting today.

Latest Episode: Life: Part 2

Arthur's Articles

The Atlantic

Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think

“It’s not true that no one needs you anymore.” These words came from an elderly woman sitting behind me on a late-night flight from Los Angeles to…

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Harvard Business Review

AEI’s President on Measuring the Impact of Ideas

In the summer of 2008 I was happily working as a professor at Syracuse University when I received an unexpected phone call. For the previous…

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The New York Times

The Dalai Lama and Arthur Brooks: Behind our anxiety, the fear of being unneeded.

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still live…

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