The University of Texas at Austin - Civitas Institute

The Art + Science of Getting Happier with Arthur C. Brooks

Blending cutting-edge research in behavioral science and neuroscience with philosophy and wisdom traditions.

February 29
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Studio 919 at the Texas Tribune, 919 Congress RSVP

Civitas Institute Distinguished Fellow Arthur Brooks at the Texas Tribune from Civitas Institute on Vimeo.

The evidence is clear: In almost every country, happiness is falling. It is easy to get dragged down when around us, loneliness is increasing, relationships are harder to form, and political polarization is on the rise. But we can beat this current by understanding the fundamentals of happiness science, practicing it each day, and sharing it with others.


​​Arthur C. Brooks is a Distinguished Fellow at the Civitas Insitute at The University of Texas at Austin, the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership, happiness, and social entrepreneurship. He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, where he writes the popular weekly “How to Build a Life” column. Brooks is the author of 13 books, including the 2023 #1 New York Times bestseller, “Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier” with co-author Oprah Winfrey and the 2022 #1 New York Times bestseller From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life. He speaks to audiences all around the world about human happiness, and works to raise well-being within private companies, universities, public agencies, and community organizations.

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