Robert Doar

American Enterprise Institute

Robert Doar became the 12th president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the nation’s oldest and most respected public policy think tanks, in July 2019. Since becoming president of AEI, he 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, he has helped to solidify AEI’s position as a leading voice on the major issues facing the United States.

Doar joined AEI in 2014 to lead the Institute’s poverty studies program after serving for 18 years in leadership positions in the social service programs of New York state and New York City.