In the pioneering spirit of our namesake, the Mosbacher Institute tackles many of the toughest policy challenges of our time. At the foundation of the Institute’s three research and training programs are three core public policy objectives:
A distinguishing feature of the Mosbacher Institute programs is their integrated design. Each program is not a discrete operation, but contributes to the broader Institute goal of finding inter-related policy solutions. For example, energy policy cannot be treated separately from trade policy when discussing the import and export of oil and natural gas. Together, the three programs create an environment where specialists from all of these areas can synergize their thinking into solving concrete policy problems. The Institute’s design links fields of knowledge in ways that mirror the needs of the global future.
The three core programs have common features. Each program has a Program Director that is a full-time Bush School faculty member actively engaged in research. Each program contributes to the Mosbacher Institute’s policy workshops, speaker series, The Takeaway policy briefs, and conferences. They are also involved in recruiting sponsors and topics for program-related Capstone Seminars.
While integrated, each of the three core programs also features a unique set of activities that marry academic training with real-world policy settings, in ways that are appropriate to their fields. More information about each of the programs can be found on the specific web pages.