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April 16, 2021

Esmat Ishag-Osman

Esmat Ishag-Osman

Esmat is the Research Council’s expert on all policy matters related to Detroit affairs. He joined the Citizen’s Research Council in 2021 after completing his Ph.D. in political science from Wayne State University. Esmat earned his doctorate with a focus in American Government and minored in Urban and Comparative Politics. His dissertation research focused on American primary systems examining their impact on candidate behavior, electoral outcomes, and democratic governance. Before attending Wayne State, Esmat received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University.

In his eight years living in Detroit, Esmat has been involved in every aspect of civic life in the city. Before joining the Citizen’s Research Council, Esmat worked as a Research Assistant with the Political Science Department and the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University. He also taught for three years working as a political science instructor at Wayne State University. During that time, he worked as a Senior Policy Analyst for a Detroit-based, civic engagement non-profit called CitizenDetroit. He has worked on two city-wide, nonpartisan campaigns serving as a campaign manager for a school board race and treasurer for a district court judge’s re-election campaign. Esmat has also worked as a community organizer, and is currently on the Board of Directors for Black Family Development, Inc

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Eric has been President of the Citizens Research Council since September of 2014. He has been with the Citizens Research Council since 1987, the first two years as a Lent Upson-Loren Miller Fellow, and since then as a Research Associate and, later, as Director of Local Affairs. Eric has researched such issues as state taxes, state revenue sharing, highway funding, unemployment insurance, economic development incentives, and stadium funding. His recent work focused on local government matters, including intergovernmental cooperation, governance issues, and municipal finance. Eric is a past president of the Governmental Research Association and also served as vice-chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC), an advisory body for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), representing the user community on behalf of the Governmental Research Association.

Esmat Ishag-Osman

Esmat Ishag-Osman

Esmat is the Research Council’s expert on all policy matters related to Detroit affairs. He joined the Citizen’s Research Council in 2021 after completing his Ph.D. in political science from Wayne State University. Esmat earned his doctorate with a focus in American Government and minored in Urban and Comparative Politics. His dissertation research focused on American primary systems examining their impact on candidate behavior, electoral outcomes, and democratic governance. Before attending Wayne State, Esmat received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University.

In his eight years living in Detroit, Esmat has been involved in every aspect of civic life in the city. Before joining the Citizen’s Research Council, Esmat worked as a Research Assistant with the Political Science Department and the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University. He also taught for three years working as a political science instructor at Wayne State University. During that time, he worked as a Senior Policy Analyst for a Detroit-based, civic engagement non-profit called CitizenDetroit. He has worked on two city-wide, nonpartisan campaigns serving as a campaign manager for a school board race and treasurer for a district court judge’s re-election campaign. Esmat has also worked as a community organizer, and is currently on the Board of Directors for Black Family Development, Inc

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