Hertog American Democratic Capitalism

Washington, DC — JULY 24, 2016 – AUGUST 6, 2016

Explore the philosophical foundations of democratic capitalism with National Affairs editor Yuval Levin. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN.

Hertog Modern Conservatism

Washington, DC — JULY 24, 2016 – JULY 30, 2016

Learn the history of the modern conservative movement with editor and author Matthew Continetti. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN.

Hertog Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Washington, DC — JULY 24, 2016 – JULY 30, 2016

Study five landmark Supreme Court cases and explore how politics and the law interact with lawyer and writer Adam J. White. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN.

 

Hertog The Iranian Challenge

Washington, DC — JULY 31, 2016 – AUGUST 6, 2016

Assess U.S. policy options on the Iranian nuclear question with Middle East analyst Michael Doran. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN.

Hertog Grand Strategy

Washington, DC — JULY 31, 2016 – AUGUST 6, 2016

Explore questions of contemporary international politics and U.S. grand strategy with expert Aaron Friedberg. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN.

Our Programs

Political Studies Program

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The Political Studies Program Seminar is a full-scholarship, seven-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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Summer Courses

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The Hertog Summer Courses provide top college undergraduates the opportunity to create the course of study that best fits their interests and knowledge level. Students can choose among seminars on topics covering economics, history, foreign policy, and political thought.

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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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Great Figures of the Twentieth Century

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This series of weekend seminars offers intensive study of four great leaders of the twentieth century: Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and David Ben-Gurion.

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Advanced Institutes

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The Hertog Advanced Institutes offer exceptional individuals an opportunity to engage in the serious discussion of a topic in public policy or political theory with established experts in the field.

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Summer Fellowships

The Hertog Foundation offers two full-scholarship summer fellowships for exceptional college students: Political Studies and War Studies. Hertog fellows study the pressing public policy issues of the day with an outstanding faculty in the heart of the nation's capital.

Summer Courses

This series of summer seminars allow college undergraduates to choose the course of study that best fits their interests and knowledge level. Seminars cover topics in economics, history, foreign policy, and political thought.

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.