Hamilton National Institute

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 each summer. With two classroom sessions per day led by a master teacher and supplemented by guest speakers, the HNI educates students in the fundamentals and first principles of American Exceptionalism, War and Politics, Grand Strategy, the American Economic Order, and Diplomacy and Democracy. In addition, students participate in a crisis simulation based on real-world events.

All current students are eligible to apply for the Hamilton National Institute. Reach out to Eamonn Bellin at eamonn@hamsoc.org with questions or for additional information.

HNI gave me the opportunity to learn about some of the most crucial foundations of our nation’s history and policy from the experts and practitioners who shape our role in the world today.”
— Emma Kinghorn, Miami University ‘20
Chapter officers meet with Lieutenant General (Ret.) H.R. McMaster at the 2018 Reagan National Defense Forum.
HNI challenges emerging policy professionals in several facets relating to the American international order. Participants learn while engaging with the policy specialists who mold our reality. Altogether, it’s a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your grasp of the concepts that permeate throughout foreign, defense, and economic policy.”
— Michael Sauer, University of Wisconsin ‘21
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaking to AHS students

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