Joshua Bandoch was a Research Fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Advancing Capitalism. During his time at CEI, he was writing a book on persuasion, and was developing persuasive strategies and tools to advocate for the principles and policies of free societies more effectively. He also worked on economic and labor policy.

He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Political Theory Project at Brown University and the American Democracy Forum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served as a speechwriter for cabinet and service secretaries, and as a strategic communications consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. He is the author of The Politics of Place: Montesquieu, Particularism, and the Pursuit of Liberty (University of Rochester Press, 2017), which has been reviewed positively in numerous venues. He has been interviewed on national and local radio programs. And his essays have appeared in popular outlets like The Washington Examiner, The Washington Times, and Discourse, as well as peer-reviewed journals like Political Studies.


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