About Us

The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. We offer programs in three main areas: Political Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics & Domestic Policy.

Our programs include summer fellowships for college undergraduates and recent graduates, as well as short-term seminars in Washington, DC and New York City.

We invite you to explore our work through the links on this page.

The Political Studies Program is a seven-week, full-scholarship summer program for college undergraduates and recent graduates in Washington, DC. This highly competitive fellowship is designed to reflect the broad curriculum of the Hertog Foundation. Hertog Summer Fellows take courses in a wide variety of subjects, from political philosophy to contemporary public affairs, from economics to foreign policy. Students read fundamental texts in political thought with outstanding faculty from institutions throughout the country. They examine political leadership with prominent men and women who shape American public policy. Students should expect to study and think about politics and public policy with uncommon rigor and breadth.

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The Hertog Summer Courses provide top college undergraduates the opportunity to select the course of study that best fits their interests and knowledge level. Students can choose seminars on topics covering economics, history, foreign policy, and political thought. This option is ideal for students who have other jobs, internships, or commitments during the summer. These highly intensive courses run one to two weeks, and offer students an unparalleled chance to immerse themselves in a public policy topic with leading scholars and practitioners in their fields.

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The War Studies Program is an intensive two-week seminar run by the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, DC. It aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. Over the course of the program, students will learn from and interact with distinguished senior leaders in the national security and military communities, including retired generals and leading intellectuals. The program will provide students with a deeper understanding of specific topics in military history and their intersection with modern warfare and policy.

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