Hertog Advanced Institute: The War in Iraq

Washington, DC — October 26 – 30, 2015

Led by Paul D. Wolfowitz and Lewis Libby, this course examines some key strategic decisions during one of the most dynamic confrontations of the late 20th and early 21st centuries: the U.S. and Iraq. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED.

Hertog Advanced Institute: Nuclear Strategy and the Crisis of World Order

Washington, DC — November 2 – 6, 2015

Led by former under-secretary of defense Eric Edelman and Harvard professor Stephen Rosen, this seminar will assess the real strategic, moral, and political challenges of the current nuclear era.

Hertog Advanced Institute: Is Israel Alone?

Washington, DC — December 14 – 18, 2015

Led by former National Security Council official and leading Middle East expert Michael Doran, this seminar will explore the past, present, and future of the America-Israel strategic relationship.

Our Programs

Political Studies Program

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The Political Studies Program Seminar is a full-scholarship, six-week summer program for exceptional college students in the theory and practice of politics. In the heart of the nation’s capital, Hertog Fellows study classic texts in political thought, seminal documents of American politics, and selected public policy issues with an outstanding faculty.

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Economic Policy Studies Program

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The Hertog Economic Policy Studies Summer Program in Washington, DC is an intensive two-week program run in conjunction with National Affairs magazine. The program aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the intersection of theory and practice in our national politics, and particularly in our key economic debates.

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War Studies Program

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The Hertog War Studies Summer Program is an intensive two-week, full-scholarship program run by the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, DC. The seminar aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces.

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Advanced Institutes

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Choose between three Advanced Institutes on public policy and national security. Study the strategic and moral lessons of America’s long involvement in Iraq, assess the strategic and political challenges of our current nuclear era, or explore the past, present, and future of the America-Israel strategic relationship.

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History Scholars

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Offered in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society, the History Scholars program offers outstanding high school juniors enrolled in a New York City Public School the opportunity to study in a small seminar setting with preeminent American historians and policy experts.

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Undergraduate and Recent Graduates

The Hertog Foundation offers a number of fully funded educational opportunities for college undergraduates and recent graduates. Apply for summer fellowships and week-long seminars in public policy, economics, and national security.

High School Students

High school juniors attending New York City Public Schools are invited to apply for a unique elective course on American history. Those selected for the program will receive a stipend and an SAT prep course.

Continuing Education

Hertog's Advanced Institutes are short-term seminars designed for advanced students and accomplished professionals with interests in public policy, economics, grand strategy, and American political thought.

About Us

The Hertog Foundation is an educational philanthropy whose mission is to bring the very best ideas in defense of Western civilization to a new generation of intellectual and political leaders. The Foundation believes the best way to accomplish this end is through the serious study of the enduring questions, principles, and texts of the Western and American traditions.