Hamilton National Institute
Applications are now open for the 2020 Hamilton National Institute, to be held between June 1 and June 7. The Hamilton National Institute (HNI) gathers a small number of elite students in Washington, D.C. for a one-week seminar on the foundational framework of Hamiltonian studies. With two classroom sessions per day led by a master teacher and supplemented by guest speakers, the HNI educates students in American Exceptionalism (Dr. Alan Levine), American Grand Strategy (Dr. Aaron Friedberg), and War and Politics (Dr. Kenneth Pollack). In addition, students complete a strategic crisis simulation, as well as numerous briefings with authorities on foreign and defense policy.
This is a fully funded program; housing, most meals, and a travel stipend of $500 are provided.
The deadline to apply is Monday, January 27, 2020. Application decisions will be announced on Friday, February 21.
Please upload the following documents in your application (PDF or Word Format only):
- Personal Statement
- Unofficial Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions, if applicable
- An academic writing sample
- The names and contact information of at least 2 references, preferably professors or employers