Strengthening Democracy and
Improving Public Leadership


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


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


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

A center for leadership and intellectual development

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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Rodel Fellowship Reunion 2022

The Rodel Institute hosted the Rodel Fellowship Reunion in Washington, DC from April 8 to 10, 2022. A key aspect of this event was reconnecting with t...

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Inaugural Women’s Retreat

Rodel welcomed 23 current and former Fellows to Chicago for the inaugural Rodel Women’s Retreat this past June. Attendees came from 17 different sta...

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Rodel Launches New Judicial Fellowship

The Rodel Institute hosted a successful seminar on September 15 – 18, 2022 for its inaugural class of the Rodel Judicial Fellowship. Seventeen feder...

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