Career Path Profile: Kevin R. Kosar
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Kevin R. Kosar is senior fellow and governance project director with the R Street Institute. He co-directs the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group and edits LegBranch.com. His work has appeared in scholarly and professional journals, such as Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Administration Review and National Affairs; and in popular media, including the Washington Post,New York Times and The Weekly Standard. Prior to joining R Street, Kosar was a research manager and analyst at the Congressional Research Service, an agency within the Library of Congress. There, he advised members of Congress and committees on a range of legislative issues. Kosar earned a bachelor of arts from Ohio State University, and master’s and doctoral degrees in politics from New York University.