Life Lessons from the World's Greatest Composers

What can a French modernist composer and a sitar-playing Indian rock-star teach us about the science of happiness? What connects a bombastic 19th-century symphony to 2016 research about the psychology of making decisions? This groundbreaking talk from Arthur Brooks, a former professional French hornist turned PhD economist and president of the American Enterprise Institute, offers a tour through timeless compositions from J. S. Bach to Ravi Shankar — and extracts tangible life lessons, hidden inside this beautiful music, that can immediately help us pursue happiness and build more meaningful lives.

Speakers: Arthur Brooks
Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Arts

Join Damian Woetzel, incoming president of the Juilliard School, for an interactive breakfast interview led by Eric Liu... See more
Based on the novel by Emily Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is... See more
Ever wondered why mandatory minimum sentences are so controversial? Pay a visit through film to the family of Cindy... See more
Enter the world of Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a taciturn repo man rising through the ranks of the Ku Klux Klan in... See more
From National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the 2018 inaugural Sundance Film Festival Favorite Award,... See more
Discover the courage of compassion through the eyes of parents journeying toward acceptance of their unique children.... See more

Pages