Ryan Streeter is the Executive Director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Texas at Austin. He writes about and researches a range of issues related to socioeconomic mobility, prosperity dynamics, innovation in private sector solutions to public problems, and the nature of civil society. Dr. Streeter was a Senior Fellow at the London-based Legatum Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, he was Vice President of Civic Enterprises, a public policy development firm in Washington, DC, USA, where he provided a wide range of research, analysis, and public communication services to a diverse group of clients such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Heritage Foundation, the Urban Land Institute, and others. Previously, Streeter was Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Domestic Policy at the White House in Washington, where he managed the development policy on a range of issues such as poverty, civil society, global health, housing, human services, and health care. He has served in other national and local government positions and was for three years a fellow at Hudson Institute.
Streeter is the editor, co-author, and author of four books and has published numerous articles. A frequent public speaker on policy and related topics, he is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute and holds a Ph.D. from Emory University.