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SUMMER EXPERIENCE
Study political ideas in the heart
of the nation’s capital.

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2017 Political Studies Fellowship
7 weeks / $2,000 stipend plus housing
Individual Summer Courses
1 to 2 weeks / $500 - $1,000 stipend plus housing

Political Thought & Philosophy

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June 18 – June 24, 2017
What Is Political Philosophy?
Explore the work of Leo Strauss, one of the twentieth century’s most consequential teachers and scholars of political philosophy.
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June 25 – July 8, 2017
Classical Political Philosophy
Survey the origins and development of political thought in ancient Greece, with a focus on central texts by Plato and Aristotle.
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June 25 – July 8, 2017
Fundamentals of Modern Political Philosophy
Study classic texts in modern political philosophy, focusing on the works of Machiavelli and John Locke.
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June 25 – July 8, 2017
Traditions of Freedom
Explore foundations of conservative political thought in the works of Adam Smith and Edmund Burke.
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July 9 – July 22, 2017
American Political Thought
Engage key texts that have helped shape the political idea – and political ideals – of America.
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July 9 – July 22, 2017
Literature and Politics
Explore the contributions of literature and rhetoric to the study of politics.

War & Foreign Affairs

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July 28 – August 12, 2017
War Studies Program
Learn the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces.
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July 23 – July 29, 2017
Thucydides and Today’s Challenges
Read Thucydides as a series of case studies, setting up a discussion of contemporary strategic problems.
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July 30 – August 5, 2017
Chinese Grand Strategy
Explore the implications of China’s global rise for US primacy and the liberal international order.
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July 30 – August 5, 2017
Grand Strategy
Study the concept of grand strategy and how U.S. grand strategy has evolved since the founding of the republic.
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July 30 – August 5, 2017
Russia: What’s Next?
Examine U.S.-Russia relations since the end of the Cold War, with a view toward exploring where to go from here.

Economics & Domestic Policy

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July 23 – August 5, 2017
American Democratic Capitalism
Explore the intersection of theory and practice in our national politics, and particularly in our key economic debates.
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July 23 – July 29, 2017
Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Study five landmark Supreme Court cases from the past 50 years with a view to exploring how politics and law interact.
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July 23 – July 29, 2017
Varieties of American Conservatism, Part 1
Explore the intellectual roots of modern conservatism.
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July 30 – August 5, 2017
Varieties of American Conservatism, Part 2
Chart the evolution of American conservative thought from the 1960s to the present day.

June 25 – July 8, 2017

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June 25 – July 8, 2017
Classical Political Philosophy
Survey the origins and development of political thought in ancient Greece, with a focus on central texts by Plato and Aristotle.
18
June 25 – July 8, 2017
Fundamentals of Modern Political Philosophy
Study classic texts in modern political philosophy, focusing on the works of Machiavelli and John Locke.
5467890
June 25 – July 8, 2017
Traditions of Freedom
Explore foundations of conservative political thought in the works of Adam Smith and Edmund Burke.

July 9 – July 22, 2017

jeffersonamericanthought
July 9 – July 22, 2017
American Political Thought
Engage key texts that have helped shape the political idea – and political ideals – of America.
15
July 9 – July 22, 2017
Literature and Politics
Explore the contributions of literature and rhetoric to the study of politics.

July 23 – August 5, 2017

4654656
July 23 – August 5, 2017
American Democratic Capitalism
Explore the intersection of theory and practice in our national politics, and particularly in our key economic debates.
78887
July 23 – July 29, 2017
Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Study five landmark Supreme Court cases from the past 50 years with a view to exploring how politics and law interact.
3464645
July 23 – July 29, 2017
Thucydides and Today’s Challenges
Read Thucydides as a series of case studies, setting up a discussion of contemporary strategic problems.
78989870890
July 23 – July 29, 2017
Varieties of American Conservatism, Part 1
Explore the intellectual roots of modern conservatism.
13
July 30 – August 5, 2017
Varieties of American Conservatism, Part 2
Chart the evolution of American conservative thought from the 1960s to the present day.
2121
July 30 – August 5, 2017
Chinese Grand Strategy
Explore the implications of China’s global rise for US primacy and the liberal international order.
5455454
July 30 – August 5, 2017
Grand Strategy
Study the concept of grand strategy and how U.S. grand strategy has evolved since the founding of the republic.
russia
July 30 – August 5, 2017
Russia: What’s Next?
Examine U.S.-Russia relations since the end of the Cold War, with a view toward exploring where to go from here.