Fall 2021 Fellowships

National Security & Sino-American Technology Competition

Join the next generation of East Asia strategists and study US-China technology competition.

Great Leaders & Great Biographies

Study the statesmanship of Charles De Gaulle, the mythic general who led the Free French during World War II.

Upcoming Courses: Summer 2021 Programs

The Federalist & Contemporary Debates

Consider The Federalist Papers anew through the lens of current events. 

Religion & Politics

Consider the proper role of religion in public life.

Vasily Grossman’s Life & Fate

Read the novel known as the Soviet War & Peace, and reflect on the nature of totalitarianism.

Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Meditate on the nature of political authority with one of Shakespeare's greatest plays.

Ideas & Public Policy

Examine the influence of ideas in some of our key policy debates.

Free Speech in a Fractured Republic

Situate the classic debate over free speech in both historical and contemporary context.

Debating U.S.-China Strategic Competition

Explore contemporary views on U.S.-China strategic competition alongside a variety of prominent instructors.

Political Heretics

Track the ideological odysseys of five public intellectuals who broke ranks with their fellow partisans.

Machiavelli’s The Prince

Study the classic treatise that brought Machiavelli fame—and infamy.

Thucydides and Today’s Challenges

Read Thucydides as a series of case studies, setting up a discussion of contemporary strategic problems.

Summer 2021: War Studies, Political Studies, & Summer Courses

National Security & Sino-American Technology Competition

Join the next generation of East Asia strategists and study US-China technology competition.

Great Leaders & Great Biographies

Study the statesmanship of Charles De Gaulle, the mythic general who led the Free French during World War II.

Upcoming Courses: Winter 2020-21 Program

Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

Revisit the quarrel between "the ancients and the moderns" and reflect on human nature with Swift's Gulliver's Travels.

Dostoevsky’s Demons

Study Dostoevsky's great novel on the nature, logic, and social origins of revolutionary politics.

Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

Study this monumental work on race, identity, and citizenship in America by Ralph Ellison.

Saul Bellow’s Ravelstein

Reflect on a novel rich with themes of politics, philosophy, religion, love, friendship, and death.

Our Alumni

Alexandra Gutowski

Alexandra Gutowski


War Studies Program

Full Bio
Jakob Urda

Jakob Urda


War Studies Program

Full Bio
Caleb Orr

Caleb Orr


Advanced Institutes

Full Bio
Stefan Johnson

Stefan Johnson


Political Studies Program

Full Bio

Nominate a Potential Applicant

Do you know a student or colleague who would benefit from one of our programs? Applicants may apply directly to our programs, but nominations are helpful for reaching and selecting great participants. Nominate a potential applicant by submitting their name, email address, and a brief description of their abilities and interest in the study of politics and policy. Program staff will follow up with an email to the nominee mentioning your nomination and offering information on how to apply.

Nominate a Potential Applicant