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Ryan Streeter To Lead Research and Publications for Civitas Institute

Ryan Streeter was named executive director of research and publications for the Civitas Institute.

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Ryan Streeter executive director of research and publications for the Civitas Institute, a nonpartisan center that supports independent scholarship and analysis to advance the principles of a free society, including individual liberty, constitutionalism and private enterprise.

“For decades, Ryan has continued to have a meaningful impact on national policy as a scholar and public servant. His vast experiences, honed from working at the highest levels of policy research, will play an important role in enriching UT Austin’s world-class academic programs, driving national thought leadership and offering expanded opportunities for students,” said Justin Dyer, the interim dean of the new School of Civic Leadership and executive director for the Civitas Institute. “We are thrilled to welcome Ryan back to the Forty Acres.”

Streeter will coordinate research projects and support the work of Civitas scholars, who are a combination of tenured UT faculty members, nonresident scholars from other universities, and in-house research fellows. These scholars conduct peer-reviewed research and publish white papers, short-form commentary, books and digital products aimed at bringing this research to scholars, policymakers and the media. The institute is also a home for postdoctoral scholars, and it continues to grow its programming and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students.

Streeter spent years with two nationally prominent organizations, the American Enterprise Institute and the Hudson Institute, and he served in numerous policy advisory roles in the White House and state government. Outside of government, he has served as a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute, and he previously worked as executive director of the Center for Politics and Governance at UT. The author of three books, Streeter is a frequent guest on television and radio including BBC News, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC. He has also published articles in numerous outlets including in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, USA Today and National Review. Streeter holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Emory University.

“The Civitas Institute is on its way to becoming a world-class center for teaching and research about the principles and policies that sustain a free society,” Streeter said. “Given Texas’ role in the country and the world, we expect our influence to reach the nation’s capital and statehouses everywhere. As such, we plan to regularly convene the best minds from the policy, academic, business and media communities, and to be a growing magnet for rising thought leaders from around the country and world.”