Mendoza School of Business

Bestselling Author and Columnist Arthur Brooks to speak at Notre Dame

Published: October 27, 2023 / Author: Carol Elliott


Arthur Brooks

Bestselling author and columnist Arthur C. Brooks will speak at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business at 3 p.m. on November 6 in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium.  Brooks’ talk, “Moving from Strength to Strength in Work, Life & Happiness,” is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by Mendoza Dean’s Speaker Series and the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government.   

Brooks is best known for his work examining the topic of happiness and finding purpose in one’s life. He is the author of 13 books, including The New York Times No. 1 bestsellers, “Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier,” with co-author Oprah Winfrey, and “From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life.”

As a columnist for The Atlantic, Brooks writes the popular weekly “How to Build a Life” column. He is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and a professor of management practice at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership, happiness and social entrepreneurship. 

The Dean’s Speaker Series is sponsored by the Eugene Clark Distinguished Lecture Series endowment.

For more information, contact Jean Meade, program manager, at