Hertog Foundation

Hertog Advanced Institutes

New York City

The Hertog Advanced Institutes offer promising individuals an opportunity to engage in the serious discussion of a topic in public policy or political theory with some of the world's leading thinkers and practitioners. Participants receive stipends between $1,000 – $5,000.

Fall 2014 Advanced Institutes:


  • The War in Iraq: A Study in Decision-Making
    October 27 to October 31, 2014
    with Paul Wolfowitz and I. Lewis Libby
  • Capitalism and The Future of Democracy
    November 10 to November 20, 2014
    with Yuval Levin and Christopher DeMuth
  • The Case for Nationalism
    December 8 to December 12, 2014
    with William Kristol


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Who Should Apply?

The Hertog Advanced Institutes are for individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. Applicants may include students and professionals in the following fields:

  • Public policy, including national security and economics
  • Academia
  • Journalism
  • Law & Business
  • Military

Hertog Political Studies

Washington, DC  |  June 22, 2014 – August 2, 2014

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.

The summer program includes:

  • Rigorous seminars on political theory.
  • Study of public policy with expert policy-makers.
  • Distinguished speaker series.
  • Full scholarship and student stipends.


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Who Should Apply?

Any college or university undergraduate, or very recent graduate not already pursuing an advanced degree, may apply to the HPSP Summer Fellowship.

Hertog War Studies

Washington, DC  |  July 27, 2014 – August 8, 2014

Learn alongside academic and military leaders, and engage with challenging coursework on topics including past and future military doctrine, past military operations, and the lessons they teach us for the future.

At the end of this program, students will have:

  • Learned the technical language and grammar of military force;
  • Mastered the basics of military theory;
  • Understood the relationships between war and politics, and between the armed forces and political leadership;
  • Experienced a battlefield staff ride to understand the relationships between terrain, time, and decision-making in war.


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Who Should Apply?

Any college or university undergraduates, or very recent graduates not already pursuing an advanced degree are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in military history and security studies, and a distinguished academic background.