Roger Hertog

Roger Hertog is president of the Hertog Foundation. One of the founding partners of the investment research and management firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., which he joined in 1968, Mr. Hertog served as the firm’s president before its merger with Alliance Capital Management in 2000. In 2006, he retired from the successor company, AllianceBernstein, and is currently its vice-chairman emeritus.

Mr. Hertog was previously chairman of The Tikvah Fund, New-York Historical Society and The Manhattan Institute and served on the boards of the American Enterprise Institute, the New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and the Washington Institute for Near-East Policy. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007 in recognition of his philanthropic efforts and was presented with the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership in 2010. Mr. Hertog is an alumnus of the City College of New York. He was awarded an honorary degree from Shalem College in 2017 and an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2018.

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Cheryl Miller

Executive Director

Cheryl Miller is executive director at the Hertog Foundation. Previously, she served as program manager at the American Enterprise Institute and as head news clerk and editorial researcher at The New York Times.

Emily Burden Rees

Associate Director

Emily Rees is the Associate Director at the Hertog Foundation. She was previously at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) for three years managing a program that advocated for the liberal arts in higher education. Emily graduated in 2020 from Brigham Young University with a degree in flute performance.

Alicia Rolsma

Associate Director, Humanities

Alicia Rolsma is the Associate Director of the Humanities Program at Hertog. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a degree in Political Science and Integrated Liberal Studies. Previously, she taught social studies and English as a second language at the high school level. She is an alumna of the 2021 Political Studies Program and has been a TA for the Hertog Foundation’s Summer and Winter programs.

Jessica Schurz

Program Manager

Jessica Schurz is the program manager at the Hertog Foundation. Previously, she was a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute. Jess is a graduate of Baylor University, where she majored in Economics and Psychology.

Sydney Fuqua

Assistant Director, Institute for the Study of War

Sydney Fuqua is the Assistant Director for the General David H. Petraeus Center for Emerging Leaders at ISW. Prior to joining ISW, she was program manager for the Hertog Foundation where she spent four years running logistics for their educational programs and events. Sydney graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics and is an alumna of the 2012 Political Studies Program.

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A . . . crash course in political theory. Attendees discuss authors like Aristotle, James Madison, and Leo Strauss and hear lectures by scholars and policy experts.

Inspiring young people to write the next chapter in the American story.

At Hertog’s selective summer schools . . . students divide their time between studying statecraft and meeting with some of the actual practitioners of statecraft, including Henry Kissinger, Gen. Jack Keane, and Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren, to name a few.

Colleges and universities charge tuition so students can learn with professors. Hertog . . . pays students to learn with some of the finest teachers in the country.

Introduces students at a high level [to] political philosophy, American political thought, American politics, foreign policy – a kind of study that really is hard to come by at the universities.

The Foundation’s fellowship programs for undergraduates and recent graduates combine theory and practice and are taught by distinguished faculty. . . . The Hertog Foundation is working to ensure that America’s principles and practices stay alive for generations to come.

Liberal education ought to be liberating. . . . [Programs like Hertog] expos[e] students to the philosophical foundations of our civilization and our republic.

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