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Ever wanted to advise a president, serve in Congress, or help craft public policy behind the scenes — but just don’t know how to get there, or which path is right for you?

Then “Why Public Service?” is the podcast for you. Each week, we dive into the minds of men and women who chose to help improve our nation through a career in public service— whether through government service, working for think tanks, advocacy groups, or philanthropy.

This podcast is a product of the R Street Institute, a free market think tank in Washington, D.C.

Why Public Service? R Street Institute

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Ever wanted to advise a president, serve in Congress, or help craft public policy behind the scenes — but just don’t know how to get there, or which path is right for you?

Then “Why Public Service?” is the podcast for you. Each week, we dive into the minds of men and women who chose to help improve our nation through a career in public service— whether through government service, working for think tanks, advocacy groups, or philanthropy.

This podcast is a product of the R Street Institute, a free market think tank in Washington, D.C.

    Mario Beovides, NALEO Educational Fund

    Mario Beovides, NALEO Educational Fund

    Mario Beovides is director of policy initiatives at NALEO Educational Fund, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. Mario has held multiple positions in public service, including working for a U.S. senator, a commissioner and a school board member in Miami. He also was a field director for the LIBRE Initiative, a group advocating for the principles of economic freedom to empower the U.S. Hispanic community. Follow him on Twitter @MJBeovides.

    • 16 min
    Michael Petrilli, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

    Michael Petrilli, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

    Michael Petrilli is president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a think tank that studies education policy and promotes educational excellence for every child in America. In addition to leading a think-tank, for many years Mr. Petrilli has been a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, the executive editor of Education Next journal, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Education Commission of the States. He also has held positions in the U.S Department of Education and K12, a private e-learning company.

    • 16 min
    Marci Harris, POPVOX

    Marci Harris, POPVOX

    Marci Harris is CEO and co-founder of POPVOX, a company that develops technologies and platforms to better connect the public and government officials, and to improve governance. She has served as a tornado recovery coordinator in Tennessee, worked as legislative counsel for a member of Congress, and held internships with a federal judge, as well as the U.S. attorneys office and a subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives. She also has been a think-tanker at Harvard’s Ash Center and New America. Follow Marci on Twitter @marcidale.

    • 16 min
    Yuval Levin, American Enterprise Institute

    Yuval Levin, American Enterprise Institute

    Yuval Levin is director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Under President George W. Bush, he served as a member of the White House domestic policy staff and was also executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is the founding and current editor of National Affairs and is also the author of several books on political theory and public policy, most recently A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream.

    • 14 min
    Trailer - Why Public Service?

    Trailer - Why Public Service?

    Have you ever wanted to advise a president?
    Serve in Congress?
    Help craft public policy behind the scenes?

    Every week "Why Public Service?" will introduce you to these career paths, and more, and the color cast of characters behind them who chose to improve our nation through public service.

    This podcast is a product of the R Street Institute, a free market think tank in Washington, D.C. The first episode drops on August 26th.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

MAwantshappyhour ,

Great first few episodes

So far, so good! Can't wait to see who else they interview. The short episodes are a great format.

ShoshanaW ,

Get a real view into what public service actually looks like

When people get into the line of work, they often don’t know what they’re getting into. This podcast gets a deeper and more genuine look into it

FPD 8_2 ,

Great start

Perfect lead off hitter for podcast in Yuval Levin. The man is brilliant. Anyone else at AEI, The Dispatch, and National Review would be great in the future as guests. In addition, former members of the military/law enforcement, intelligence community, state, or the economy.

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