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Ryan Dukeman

Ryan Dukeman is a research assistant at the R Street Institute, supporting research in the Governance program and Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. He is interested in congressional and executive institutions in American foreign policy, and at R Street has co-authored reports with Casey Burgat on human capital and staffing trends in congressional committees, as well as congressional capacity in the appropriations process.
Ryan has worked at the State Department, as a strategy consultant, in a congressional office, and in state and local government. He holds an A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, and will be starting a PhD in American foreign policy in the fall of 2019.


New report: Who’s on the Hill?

March 18, 2019
On Capitol Hill, any issue area expertise in committee offices largely stems from the staffers who support each committees’ operations. After all, committee work is only one component of a member’s… Read More

Human capital and institutional decline in congressional appropriations committees

December 17, 2018
The new, divided Congress about to be seated in January will feature one of the most reform-minded freshman classes in recent congressional history. As Congress considers sweeping electoral and institutional… Read More