2010 American Enterprise Summer Institute – Applications due Friday, May 14, 2010

written by On April 19, 2010 in 2010-2016, Uncategorized, WIIS Blog

The American Enterprise Institute is accepting applications for its exciting new program to identify and develop the next generation of leaders who share our commitment to free enterprise, individual liberty, and a strong national defense.

The Summer Institute will assemble a select group of Washington’s top young professionals to learn from distinguished scholars, policymakers, and authors; to explore and debate ideas about liberty and free enterprise; and to build their network with other accomplished professionals.

We invite applications from Washington-based professionals, including those working in government, public policy, business, and media. Candidates for this competitive program should have at least two years of work experience. Up to 25 applicants will be accepted this summer.

Our Program

We get you outside of the classroom for an engaging and provocative program unlike any other in Washington. Discuss movies and politics in relaxed evening symposia with AEI’s most renowned fellows and scholars. Study one of America’s most famous battles on site with defense experts and analysts.


Discussion seminars will be held weekly on varying week nights from June to July, kicking off Thursday, June 3 with Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of National Review and author of Liberal Fascism. Other speakers include:
Marc Thiessen, Washington Post columnist and author of Courting Disaster
Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve and Human Accomplishment
Arthur C. Brooks, president of AEI and author of The Battle

Film series, “Power and Politics”

Gary Schmitt, director of Advanced Strategic Studies, on High Noon
Thomas Donnelly, director of the Center for Defense Studies, on Glory
Robert Kagan, author of Dangerous Nation and Of Paradise and Power, on The Godfather

A Staff Ride to Gettysburg

Take a trip to the Gettysburg battlefield for a guided tour of the site. Fellows will study and discuss military leadership, decision making, tactics, and strategy with AEI scholar Gary Schmitt.

All meetings will be held at AEI, and will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. Light dinner and refreshments will be served.


Applications are due by Friday, May 14, 2010. Please submit the following information:
A cover letter explaining your interest in the program
A one-page résumé including your work history, educational background, and contacts for references

Please send applications to:
[email protected]
Cheryl Miller
American Enterprise Institute
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., 10th floor
Washington, DC 20036

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