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This webinar originally aired on October 20th, 2016

Throughout life, we learn that what you say and how you say it matters. This is especially true in the think tank world where your words are your best weapon when entering the battle of ideas. Writing, editing and publishing are critical to think tanks who wish to be taken seriously by policy makers, legislatures, media or the general audience. If you know you have important ideas and findings that could make the world a better place, wouldn't it be good to learn about how to present those ideas in the most effective, precise and influential way? This October 20, join Nita Ghei,senior editor at Mercatus Center, in a conversation about the ins and outs of writing well-formed policy papers. You will gain expert knowledge on the editing and publishing process within the context of a professional think tank environment. If you are think tankers or researchers who are trying to refine your writing skills or professionalize your research editing process, then look no further than this Atlas Network webinar. 
A veteran of policy writing and publishing, Nita Ghei is the Senior Policy Research Editor at Mercatus Center, a University-based research center in Washington DC. Prior to joining the Mercatus, Nita was on the faculty at the George Mason University School of Law and Northwestern University Law School, following a clerkship at the Maryland Court of Appeals (the State’s highest court). She worked at Cato Institute, the World Bank and served as a member of editorial board at the Economics Times in New Delhi. Nita received her Ph.D in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her J.D. from George Mason School of Law. She has published with nationally renowned news outlets such as the Washington Times, the Daily Caller, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. In addition, she had been cited in law journals like the Harvard Law Review.