The Roosevelt Institution is the nation's first student think tank. We are dedicated to two missions: promoting sound public policy, and engaging students in the political process. We work to leverage the intellectual capital of our universities to improve policy on the local, state and national level. But our efforts are not only aimed at creating external change. By educating students about the policy process, we are also training our students to be active citizens and leaders. And by promoting our innovative public policy, without obligation to either political party, we seek to encourage rational public discourse. We seek to create a country of active citizens, who are civically engaged and passionate about moving our world forward into the 21st century.