2022 Hertog War Studies Program

The Hertog War Studies Program is an intensive two-week program run by the Institute for the Study of War in Washington DC. The program aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. Students will learn from and interact with distinguished senior leaders in the national security and military communities. This course bridges the civil-military divide and teaches students at the start of their careers how to assess military decision-making. It is not an international relations course about why wars occur.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022.

The curriculum includes extensive and intensive reading on military theory, history, operations, and current conflicts. Studies of military history inform discussions of issues such as the introduction of new technology to warfare, whether political leaders should shape military decisions and ethics in the conduct of war. Students participate in a battlefield staff ride to Gettysburg to explore the relationships between terrain, timing, and decision-making in war. Alumni are eligible to participate in the War Studies Advanced Programs offered twice annually; previous topics include the American All-Volunteer Force, Civil-Military Relations in the United States, and Russian Hybrid Warfare

All students will receive a stipend of $1,500 in addition to housing, meals, and subsidized transportation to and within Washington, DC. This is a full-time commitment. The program is open to any current undergraduate students (seniors preferred, but exceptional juniors will also be considered) or recent graduates (within the last year).

For more information and to apply, click here.

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