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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The nation’s premier leadership development program for elected officials.
Rodel Fellowship
A unique forum for leading federal judges and state supreme court justices to discuss democracy, the Constitution, and the rule of law.
Rodel Judicial Fellowship
A ground-breaking leadership and intellectual development program for senior leaders in the United States government.
Rodel Federal Executive Fellowship
Innovative leadership workshops for state and local leaders across the United States.
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Latest News

Rodel Receives Rockefeller Brothers Fund Grant

The Rodel Institute is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) to support its new Federal Executive ...

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Edwards Book Award Longlist Announced

The Rodel Institute is delighted to announce the longlist finalists for its inaugural Edwards Book Award. The Edwards Book Award is an annual prize ...

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Rodel Federal Executive Fellowship Launches

The Rodel Institute selected an impressive inaugural cohort for the newly launched Rodel Federal Executive Fellowship. The cohort includes twenty-four...

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