Hertog Political Studies Program

Washington, DC — June 21, 2015 – August 1, 2015

Learn the theory and practice of politics from the greatest texts in history, the finest teachers in the country, and the prominent political figures of today at a full-scholarship, six-week program for college students. Applications now closed.

Hertog Economic Policy Studies Program

Washington, DC — August 2, 2015 – August 15, 2015

Consider the fundamental questions of political economy with this fully funded, two-week seminar led by National Affairs editor Yuval Levin for college undergraduates. Applications now closed.

Hertog War Studies Program

Washington, DC — July 25, 2015 – August 7, 2015

Learn alongside academic and military leaders, and engage with challenging coursework on national security with this fully funded, two-week seminar led by the Institute for the Study of War. Applications now closed.

Hertog The Political Thought of Abraham Lincoln

New York City — August 2, 2015 – August 7, 2015

Explore Lincoln’s mind—the great intellectual problems he faced, the ideas he defended, and the kind of democracy he thought was worth saving—with distinguished historian Allen C. Guelzo in this Advanced Institute. Stipends provided. Applications now closed.

Hertog Lessons of the Iraq War

Washington, DC — August 9, 2015 – August 15, 2015

Study the strategic and moral lessons of America’s long involvement in Iraq in this week-long Advanced Institute with policy expert Vance Serchuk. Stipends provided. Applications now closed.

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 American political thought. Study the strategic and moral lessons of America’s long involvement in Iraq, explore the political thought of Abraham Lincoln, or analyze and debate real-world case studies on the ethics of war.

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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.