Professor Arthur Brooks’ Leadership & Happiness Laboratory at the Center Public Leadership will host the inaugural Leadership & Happiness Symposium on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at the Harvard Kennedy School.

The Leadership & Happiness Laboratory exists to educate leaders on the art and science of happiness, and this symposium will provide an in-depth focus on applying the science of wellbeing in university courses and research settings.

If you are university faculty, in a leadership role, or a person seeking to apply the science of happiness in their work, this symposium is for you. If you are interested in attending, please email for more information. 

Symposium Information

Dress code: business / business-casual

We invite you to view the symposium agenda.

As you make your plans for travel and lodging, here are a few options for lodging for your consideration.

The Harvard Kennedy School is at 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge MA, 02138. The campus is a short walk from the Harvard station on the red line and there are several parking garages nearby.

We strongly encourage eating with your colleagues and fellow attendees during the lunch hour. A boxed lunch will be provided on Tuesday the 20th, but you will be free to go off campus and enjoy one of the many local restaurants.