The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Hamilton National Institute (HNI), to be held from June 2nd through June 9th, 2019 in Washington, D.C. At HNI, students are opened to the foundations of the Hamiltonian worldview and begin to master American global leadership’s concepts and strategies. Comprising two daily seminar sessions with premier scholars and public servants, HNI explores the essence of strategic, defense and economic statecraft. Students engage with America’s historical stature as a global champion of democracy, and develop critical, creative approaches to the challenges facing American global leadership.
Augmenting this academic experience, students interact with senior national security officials, eminent thinkers, and recent AHS alumni establishing their public service careers. Distinguished from other academic opportunities, HNI participants discuss core national interests under expert guidance, and analyze national strategy with the leaders who craft it.
American Exceptionalism with Dr. Alan Levine from American University
War and Politics with Dr. Fred Kagan from the American Enterprise Institute
Grand Strategy with Dr. Colin Dueck from George Mason University
American Economic Order with Dr. Phil Levy from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Diplomacy and Democracy with Elliott Abrams from the Council on Foreign Relations
Additionally, students complete a strategic crisis simulation, as well as numerous briefings with authorities on foreign and defense policy. For information on last year’s inaugural HNI, click HERE. This is a fully-funded program; housing, most meals, and travel vouchers are provided.
Drawing from the 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students who annually participate in AHS programs, HNI’s highly selective application process yields students with sterling academic credentials, exemplary campus leadership, and avid interest in public service. While only a small number of students are selected, this allows for the intensive discursive experience so crucial to HNI’s success.
We seek students who, through their academic experiences and professional ambitions, affirm with AHS the importance of maintaining American international leadership and supporting America’s democratic allies, and who further understand that American greatness rests on respect for individual liberty under limited government, military strength, economic freedom, and democratic society.
Students who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply:
1. Undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a degree-granting programs in Spring 2019
2. GPA of 3.4 or higher preferred
3. Not required to be an AHS chapter officer, but preferred
The deadline to apply is February 11th, 2019. The application can be found HERE.
Please upload the following documents in your application (PDF or Word format only):
2. Personal Statement: Describe your background, intellectual interests and goals, as well as how the Alexander Hamilton Society could contribute to these. (500 words or less)
3. Unofficial Transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate institutions
4. An academic writing sample (10 pages maximum, double-spaced)
5. The names and contact information, (phone numbers and email addresses) of at least 2 references, preferably professors or employers.
6. High resolution head shot (this does not have to be a PDF)
We look forward to welcoming our second cohort to the AHS National Institute!
Please contact Cherise (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit, membership organization dedicated to promoting constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in foreign, economic, and national security policy. As we build a national network of outstanding students, faculty, and professionals, we sponsor debates at colleges and universities, as well as in major cities, and provide other opportunities for our members to flourish intellectually, professionally, and personally.
Our members—on 50 campuses, as well as in New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC—are united by basic convictions about the United States and its role in the world.