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Application deadline reminder: 2013 Summer Institute

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Summer Institute 2013The application deadline for AEI’s 2013 Summer Institute is now less than a week away, so if you know of any bright college students who are passionate about public affairs, send them our way while they still have time to apply! The Summer Institute is a month-long, fully funded experience for up to 25 college students, graduate students, and recent graduates to learn about the principles of public policy analysis from AEI scholars. This year, classes will take place from June 16 to July 13.

As the program’s website explains, the four-week course, “Introduction to National Policy,” will have two parts:

Foreign and defense policy. Week 1, with defense experts Gary Schmitt and Thomas Donnelly, will explore the principles of democratic statecraft, American strategic culture, and current issues in national security policy. Students will also take a guided “staff ride” to Gettysburg National Battlefield. During Week 2, students will apply the basic theories of war and military decision-making with military historian and intellectual architect of the Iraq “surge,” Frederick Kagan.

Economics. Weeks 3 and 4 will look at the way markets work and the application of market analysis to public policy analysis. Instructor Sita Slavov (former senior economist, White House Council of Academic Advisers) will walk you through market dynamics and the interaction between public policy and the private sector.

Students will also participate in a series of conversations with leading policy experts and opinion-makers. Summer Institute guest speakers include:

  • Arthur Brooks, AEI President; Author of “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise”
  • Tim Carney, AEI Visiting Fellow; Senior Political Columnist for the Washington Examiner
  • Kevin Hassett, AEI Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies
  • Ramesh Ponnuru, AEI Visiting Fellow; Senior Editor of National Review; Bloomberg Columnist
  • Michael Rubin, AEI Scholar; Former Pentagon official
  • Paul Wolfowitz, AEI Scholar; Former President of the World Bank

Click here to learn more about AEI’s  Summer Institute. The application deadline is Monday, March 4.