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Best-selling author Arthur Brooks to give virtual presentation at NDSU

New York Times best-selling author and Harvard University professor Arthur Brooks, is scheduled to deliver a virtual presentation to NDSU Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m.

Brooks is a professor of the practice of public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in July 2019, he served for 10 years as president of the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C. During this period, he was selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s “50 World’s Greatest Leaders.”

“Arthur Brooks has an amazing ability to inspire others, using stories of real people to illustrate his research-based findings on what makes people live happy and meaningful lives. During these polarizing times, Arthur brings a positive message that encourages us to engage in constructive disagreement and to recognize the dignity of all people,” said John Bitzan, Menard Family Director of the Challey Institute.

Brooks is the debut speaker of the Menard Family Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth. The Menard Family Distinguished Speaker Series invites world thought leaders to share their ideas with the NDSU community on big questions that explore ways to improve the human condition and create economic opportunity.

“We are delighted to have Arthur help us launch the Menard Family lecture series at NDSU, and how appropriate that he’s speaking to our students and stakeholders on Election Day 2020,” said Scott Beaulier, Ronald and Kaye Olson Dean of Business at NDSU. “His messages of compassion, empathy and finding dignity and purpose in one’s life are ones everyone should hear.”

Brooks is the author of 11 books, including the national best-sellers “Love Your Enemies,” “The Conservative Heart” and “The Road to Freedom,” and subject of the 2019 documentary film “The Pursuit.” Prior to his work in academia and public policy, he spent 12 years as a professional French hornist in the United States and Spain.

The event is free and open to the public, though attendees must register on Zoom. Registration is available at

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