Kevin Kosar oversees all of the Institute’s research. He co-directs the nonpartisan Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, which aims to strengthen Congress and established LegBranch.org, an online hub for congressional reform and scholarship.

Before joining R Street, Kevin worked for the Congressional Research Service, where he served as an analyst and research manager. Earlier in his career, he was a 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 (2005); Whiskey: A Global History, (2010); and Moonshine: A Global History (2017). He has also been a presidential management fellow and won the Academy of Wine Communications’ wine writer award.

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

He lives in Washington, D.C.


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