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Think Tank Opportunity Workshop

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What you will learn

Think Tank Opportunity Workshop

Conservative think tanks fuel new ideas, promote conservative principles in the public policy process, and challenge and defeat the policies of the left. They are most successful when staffed by talented conservatives, enthusiastic about research and analysis in the public policy process.

At the Think Tank Opportunity Workshop, expert faculty will teach you how think tanks operate from the inside and what you can do to successfully find and build a career in major research organizations across Washington D.C. and beyond.

Whether you are new to your career, hoping to shape public policy, or considering how you can transition into a think tank, this workshop will help you succeed.

You will learn to:
  • Understand the careers available in think tanks
  • Find your specialty and build a reputation as an expert
  • Research and compose policy documents
  • Communicate your research to decision-makers
  • Use your research to lobby and to influence public policy
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Details

Starts Wednesday, February 12

Wed 12:   5:30 PM  - 9:30 PM EST
Thu 13:   5:30 PM  - 9:30 PM EST

Location:

Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St

Arlington, VA 22201 Map

Cost

$50.00 $20.00 discount for early registration until 2/9/20 Your Cost: $30.00

Manager

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Ben Woodward

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What graduates say

Eric Dell

Eric Dell

Chief of Staff for Congressman Joe Wilson

"I encourage people to use the Leadership Institute as a way to network within conservative circles and a way to enhance their leadership skills. I always recommend LI's employment placement service to people searching for a job on Capitol Hill."

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

US Senator (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader

"Thanks to you (Morton) and everyone who has served on your staff. There are countless conservatives making a difference in public policy across the country. As one of your earliest students, I know firsthand what a wonderful foundation the Leadership Institute's education provides for someone involved in public service"

Your faculty

Karen Czarnecki

Karen Czarnecki

Vice President for Outreach, Mercatus Center

Karen Czarnecki is the Vice President for Outreach for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Karen was previously the director of education at the Law & Economics Center (LEC) at George Mason University Schoo...

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Todd Davidson

Todd Davidson

Senior Director of Strategic Development, State Policy Network

Todd Davidson is State Policy Network's Senior Director of Strategic Development. Todd works directly with state think tanks to develop transformational policy efforts and cultivate high-performing policy leaders at the st...

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Colleen Harmon

Colleen Harmon

Intern Program Manager, The Heritage Foundation

Colleen Harmon is the Intern Program Manager at the Heritage Foundation. Colleen started her career in 2013 as a Development Intern at Heritage before becoming an Administrative and Program Assistant in their Center for Pr...

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Caroline Hollis

Caroline Hollis

Human Resources Associate, American Enterprise Institute

Caroline Hollis is a Human Resources Associate at the American Enterprise Institute where she is responsible for hiring staff at AEI and overseeing the professional development of its staff. Caroline has servied in this ro...

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Reid Smith

Reid Smith

Director of Educational Outreach for Foreign Policy, Charles Koch Institute

Reid Smith manages foreign policy initiatives at the Charles Koch Institute. Past affiliations include the Cato Institute, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and the Foreign Policy Association. He holds an MA in the co...

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Lyall Swim

Lyall Swim

Chief Operating Officer, ATLAS Network

Dr. Lyall Swim is the Chief Operating Officer at Atlas Network. In his role, Lyall leads the organization's team and systems development as Atlas Network continues to grow in size, reach, and impact. For the past 17 years,...

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