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Think Tank Opportunity Workshop

On Tuesday June 13, 2017

About the event

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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Starts Tuesday, June 13

Tue. 13 5:30 - 9:30 PM
Wed. 14 5:30 - 9:30 PM

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Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201 Map



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Michael Bowman

Michael Bowman

Vice President, Policy - American Legislative Exchange Council

Experience and a passion for policy is the history of Michael Bowman, the Vice President of Policy. Michael has more than 25 years of state legislative and policy experience. He has successfully run non-profit policy organ...

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Trevor Burrus

Trevor Burrus

Research Fellow, Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies

Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. Hi...

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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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Becky Dunlop

Becky Dunlop

Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow, Heritage Foundation

Becky Norton Dunlop, a prominent leader, strategist, and grass-roots activist in the conservative movement, is The Heritage Foundation's Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow.

Dunlop, who joined the leading think tank ...

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Helena Richardson

Helena Richardson

Director of the Young Leaders Program, The Heritage Foundation

Helena is the Director of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. Prior to leading Heritage's young professional and campus outreach, Helena was the Eastern Coalitions Coordinator for The LIBRE Initiative, wh...

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Lori Sanders

Lori Sanders

Associate VP of Federal Affairs, R Street Institute

Lori Sanders is associate vice president of federal affairs with the R Street Institute, overseeing efforts to advance R Street's policy agenda on Capitol Hill by building relationships with congressional ...

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