Robert Doar is the president of the American Enterprise Institute.
Mr. Doar became AEI’s 12th president in July 2019, leading one of the nation’s oldest and most respected public policy think tanks. Since becoming president of AEI, Mr. Doar has recruited dozens of leading scholars and fellows across multiple issue areas and launched a new research division focused on Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies.
By supporting the extensive work of AEI scholars in areas including foreign and defense policy, education, the reform of key institutions, the US economy, and poverty studies, Mr. Doar has helped to solidify AEI’s position as a leading voice on the major issues facing the United States.
While at AEI, Mr. Doar has served as a co-chair of the National Commission on Hunger and as a lead member of the AEI-Brookings Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity. He was editor of “A Safety Net That Works: Improving Federal Programs for Low-Income Americans” (AEI Press, 2017) and a contributing author to “This Way Up: New Thinking About Poverty and Economic Mobility” (2018); “Work, Skills, Community: Restoring Opportunity for the Working Class” (2018); and “Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream” (2015).
Mr. Doar joined AEI in 2014 to lead the Institute’s poverty studies program after serving for more than 20 years in leadership positions in the social service programs of New York state and New York City.
End of pandemic SNAP benefits a chance to improve food program
Millions of struggling American families in 32 states are now receiving less federal aid to buy food as the emergency funding for the SNAP food stamps program has expired. The emergency allotment, spurred by the COVID-19 outbreak, boosted the money that recipients received by at least $95 per month from SNAP, which stands for “supplemental…
Census data paints an inaccurate picture of inequality in America
The U.S. Census Bureau is a nonpartisan government agency, responsible for not only determining how many representatives each state will have in Congress for the next 10 years, but also for collecting income data. By asking about income, the Bureau’s intent is to “help communities enroll eligible families in programs designed to assist them.” But…
Elites have lost the trust and confidence of Americans
The Cambridge Dictionary defines the liberal elite as “a group of people with education, money, and other advantages, often living in cities, who have liberal political views and are seen as not understanding the problems and views of ordinary people.” Former President Donald Trump’s war on elites was central to his 2016 campaign and could be weaponized again should he run in 2024. Straight Arrow News…
American men need to start taking more personal responsibility
Some members of the Republican party, such as former President Donald Trump and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), blame Democrats for starting a war against American men. These voices want government action taken to protect men from policies meant to undermine their roles in society. But is government intervention really the answer? Straight Arrow News contributor Robert…
Conference spotlights America’s inequality challenges
How do we tackle the inequality issues that face our nation? In the coming days, deep thinkers will convene for the Old Parkland Conference to seek alternative solutions to this serious issue. American Enterprise Institute’s Robert Doar discusses the historic event that laid the groundwork for this program and why four key leaders are coming…
Cold War provides history lessons for dealing with Russia-Ukraine crisis
Progressives sell a narrative about racism while ignoring progress of Black America
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Opinion: Post-pandemic, remember previous progress on poverty
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