Michael Hendrix


Michael Hendrix is the director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute. Previously, he served as senior director for research and emerging issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Hendrix is a frequent public speaker, and his writings have appeared in publications including National Review, City Journal and National Affairs. He holds an M.A. in international relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland as well as a certificate in strategy and performance management from Georgetown University.

He can be reached at or on Twitter at @michael_hendrix.

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