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Weekend Seminars
Winter 2018 / Stipend plus housing
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Summer 2018 / Stipend plus housing

Political Thought & Philosophy

June 17 – June 23, 2018
What Is Liberal Education?
Reflect on the enduring value of liberal education and its importance for a free society.
June 24 – July 7, 2018
Great Debates: Ancients & Moderns
Explore the differences between ancient and modern political philosophy, with a focus on texts by Aristotle and Machiavelli.
June 24 – July 7, 2018
Statesmanship
Examine the idea of statesmanship, through a classic text and the statecraft of Abraham Lincoln.
June 24 – July 7, 2018
Traditions of Freedom
Study the intellectual roots of conservative thought, focusing on the works of Adam Smith and Edmund Burke.
July 8 – July 21, 2018
American Political Thought
Engage key texts that have helped shape the political idea – and political ideals – of America.
July 8 – July 21, 2018
Literature and Politics
Explore the contributions of literature and rhetoric to the study of politics.

War & Foreign Affairs

FEBRUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 18, 2018
The North Korean Crisis
Consider the strategic options for dealing with North Korea.
June 10 – June 16, 2018
Nuclear Strategy and World Order
Explore the ways nuclear weapons have transformed the world we inhabit today.
July 20 – August 4, 2018
War Studies Program
Learn the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces.
July 22 – July 28, 2018
Chinese Grand Strategy
Explore the implications of China’s global rise for US primacy and the liberal international order.
July 29 – August 4, 2018
Grand Strategy
Examine foundational texts on grand strategy and international order. 
July 29 – August 4, 2018
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

March 9 – March 11, 2018
Understanding Populism
Understand the resurgence of populism in America.
April 13 – April 15, 2018
The Supreme Court’s 2017-18 Term
Study two landmark cases from a momentous Supreme Court term.
July 22 – August 4, 2018
American Democratic Capitalism
Explore the intersection of theory and practice in our national politics, and particularly in our key economic debates.
JULY 22 – JULY 28, 2018
The Constitution, The Courts, and Conservatism
Explore the debates within conservative legal thought on the courts and the Constitution.
July 22 – August 4, 2018
Varieties of American Conservatism
Explore the intellectual roots of modern conservatism.

Winter 2018 Weekend Seminars

FEBRUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 18, 2018
The North Korean Crisis
Consider the strategic options for dealing with North Korea.
March 9 – March 11, 2018
Understanding Populism
Understand the resurgence of populism in America.
April 13 – April 15, 2018
The Supreme Court’s 2017-18 Term
Study two landmark cases from a momentous Supreme Court term.

Summer Session I (June 11 – July 22, 2018)

June 10 – June 16, 2018
Nuclear Strategy and World Order
Explore the ways nuclear weapons have transformed the world we inhabit today.
June 17 – June 23, 2018
What Is Liberal Education?
Reflect on the enduring value of liberal education and its importance for a free society.

Summer Session II (June 25 – July 7, 2018)

June 24 – July 7, 2018
Great Debates: Ancients & Moderns
Explore the differences between ancient and modern political philosophy, with a focus on texts by Aristotle and Machiavelli.
June 24 – July 7, 2018
Statesmanship
Examine the idea of statesmanship, through a classic text and the statecraft of Abraham Lincoln.
June 24 – July 7, 2018
Traditions of Freedom
Study the intellectual roots of conservative thought, focusing on the works of Adam Smith and Edmund Burke.

Summer Session III (July 8 – July 21, 2018)

July 8 – July 21, 2018
American Political Thought
Engage key texts that have helped shape the political idea – and political ideals – of America.
July 8 – July 21, 2018
Literature and Politics
Explore the contributions of literature and rhetoric to the study of politics.

Session IV (July 22 – August 4, 2018)

July 20 – August 4, 2018
War Studies Program
Learn the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces.
July 22 – August 4, 2018
American Democratic Capitalism
Explore the intersection of theory and practice in our national politics, and particularly in our key economic debates.
July 22 – August 4, 2018
Varieties of American Conservatism
Explore the intellectual roots of modern conservatism.
JULY 22 – JULY 28, 2018
The Constitution, The Courts, and Conservatism
Explore the debates within conservative legal thought on the courts and the Constitution.
July 22 – July 28, 2018
Chinese Grand Strategy
Explore the implications of China’s global rise for US primacy and the liberal international order.
July 29 – August 4, 2018
Grand Strategy
Examine foundational texts on grand strategy and international order. 
July 29 – August 4, 2018
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.