Joshua Bandoch is a Research Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He’s currently completing a book on persuasion, and is developing strategies to advocate for the principles and policies of free societies more effectively. He is the author of The Politics of Place: Montesquieu, Particularism, and the Pursuit of Liberty (University of Rochester Pres, 2017), as well as numerous articles, chapters and other publications. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Political Theory Project at Brown University and the American Democracy Forum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served as a speechwriter for cabinet and service secretaries, and as a strategic communications consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.