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We help America’s most promising leaders reach their full potential as public servants.

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We encourage high ethical standards and promote personal and professional integrity.

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We provide an opportunity for fellows to build relationships and find common ground. 

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The Rodel Institute is a nonpartisan center for leadership and intellectual growth. Rodel helps America’s most promising leaders reach their full potential as public servants, deepen their commitment to democracy and the rule of law, and work together to address some of our nation’s most important domestic and international challenges.

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A unique forum for leading federal judges and state supreme court justices to discuss democracy, the Constitution, and the rule of law.
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A ground-breaking leadership and intellectual development program for senior leaders in the United States government.
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Innovative leadership workshops for state and local leaders across the United States.
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Rodel Fellowship 2023 Reunion

More than 100 Rodel Fellows, representing 39 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, gathered in Washington, D.C. in October 2023 for a weekend ...

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Liberalism and Its Discontents by Francis Fukuyama Wins Inaugural Edwards Book Award

The Rodel Institute is pleased to announce that Francis Fukuyama’s book Liberalism and Its Discontents has won the inaugural Edwards Book A...

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Edwards Book Award Shortlist Announced

The Rodel Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist finalists for its inaugural Edwards Book Award. The Edwards Book Award is an annual prize re...

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