The Hertog Foundation Announces 2023 Great Leaders Fellows to Study Reagan and the Cold War with William Inboden

March 22, 2023 – The Hertog Foundation announced 16 fellows for its 2023 Great Leaders Fellowship. The Great Leaders program uses the close study of biography to investigate a wider set of questions about geopolitics, leadership, and human character.

Next month, fellows will study The Peacemaker, a new history of the Reagan presidency and the Cold War, with its author William Inboden—University of Texas, Austin professor and former national security official. The online seminar is fully subsidized by the Foundation, including all course materials.

The Great Leaders Fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young professionals. Our fellows represent 15 different colleges and universities. They include a 2023 Marshall Fellow, two Marine Corps officers, and a recent Democratic nominee for Kansas’s 2nd Congressional district.

The Hertog Foundation sponsors several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. Learn more about our offerings at

Great Leaders: “The Peacemaker” Fellows

  • Joshua Boynton, AEI
  • Isha Brahmbhatt, Yale University
  • Michael Caplan, The Public Interest Fellowship
  • William Cummings, Hudson Institute
  • Emily Davis, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ethan Gutman, Sen. Tom Cotton
  • Elizabeth Highet, RSLC
  • W. Stone Holden, USMC
  • Alex Hu, Yale University
  • Thomas Kenna, Ronald Reagan Institute
  • Elan Kluger, Dartmouth College
  • Siminette Kolodka, University of Georgia
  • Francisco Navarro, USMC
  • Nils Peterson, ISW
  • Jack Scalia, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Patrick Schmidt, US Navy