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Author of best-selling book, Love Your Enemies, to speak at Creighton University

New York Times best-selling author and Harvard University professor Arthur Brooks, PhD, will discuss his recent book, Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt, at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Harper Center auditorium on the Creighton campus.

The event is free and open to the public, though registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Register here.

His lecture will focus on how to develop the art of happiness that comes when people choose to love one another, despite their differences. In his book, Brooks lays out a roadmap for Americans who seek something better than the current state of political discourse. He believes the goal should not be civility or tolerance but learning to disagree better in order to realize national healing.

Brooks has said that “Love is more important than anything else if we know how to engage it and use it in our lives and in the lives of other people. If we use this insight, we can fix the biggest things that are hurting our country today.”

Brooks is professor of the practice of public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School and columnist for The Washington Post. 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.

An economist by training, he has spent decades studying culture and public policy. His work in topics from technical economics to the sources of human happiness has established his reputation as a bestselling author, a prolific social scientist and an original thinker.

The event is sponsored by the Institute for Economic Inquiry, the Heider College of Business, and the Business Ethics Alliance.


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