Kevin Kosar


Kevin Kosar is governance project director and senior fellow with the R Street Institute, where he oversees three separate research programs that aim, respectively, to strengthen Congress, modernize the U.S. Postal Service and rationalize federal and state alcoholic beverage policies.

Kevin joined R Street in October 2014 from the Congressional Research Service, where he served as analyst and research manager. Earlier in his career, he was lecturer in policy and public administration at New York University and Metropolitan College of New York.

Kevin is the author of three books: “Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education,” published in 2005; “Whiskey: A Global History,” published in 2010; and “Moonshine: A Global History,” published in 2016.

He has been a Presidential Management Fellow and won the Academy of Wine Communications’ wine writer award.

Kevin received his doctorate in politics from New York University and his bachelor’s from Ohio State University. He lives in Washington.

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Phone: 202.459.3890