Director of Communications
As the Institute for Justice’s Director of Communications, Bob Ewing works on IJ’s award-winning media team to make the case for economic liberty, free speech, private property rights and school choice in the court of public opinion.
Bob has secured news coverage in hundreds of outlets nationwide, including All Things Considered, The Atlantic, BBC, CNN, The Economist, Forbes, Fortune Small Business, Marketplace, MSNBC, National Public Radio, National Law Journal, National Review, Reason Magazine, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, US News & World Report and USA Today.
He has been a featured speaker on effective communications for organizations including the Foundation for Economic Education, Institute for Humane Studies, Institute for Justice, Koch Charitable Foundation, State Policy Network, Students for Liberty, and Youth Entrepreneurs.
Bob’s writings have been published by outlets including the Albuquerque Tribune, Baltimore Examiner, BigGovernment.com, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Daily Caller, Fee.org and The Freeman. He has provided media training for hundreds of people, including attorneys, activists, and clients, enabling them to explain complex issues and share personal stories in effective, simple terms.
As part of research into a potential economic liberty case, Bob successfully obtained an occupational license in August 2006 from the City of Baltimore. For one year he was authorized to play a Native American flute as a government-approved street entertainer – though only in select locations and at certain times.
Bob joined the Institute for Justice in August 2005 from the Foundation for Economic Education, where he worked as the Leonard E. Read Research Fellow. He lives in Arlington, Va., and enjoys spending his free time rock climbing with his wife and puppy.