Applications are open!


Applications for the Hertog War Studies Program are now open. Applications are due February 11, 2019.

How To Apply

About the Program

The Hertog War Studies Program is an intensive 2-week program run by the Institute for the Study of War in Washington D.C. The program aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. Over the course of two weeks, students will learn from and interact with distinguished senior leaders in the national security and military communities. Students will gain a deeper understanding of specific topics in military history and their intersection with modern warfare and policy. Opportunities to learn about military history in a hands-on environment include participating in a battlefield staff-ride to Gettysburg to explore the relationships between terrain, timing, and decision-making in war. Previous editions of the Hertog War Studies Program have featured topics including the insurgencies in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the ongoing threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham in Syria and Iraq.

The Hertog War Studies Summer Program provides a stipend in addition to housing, meals, and subsidized transportation to and within Washington D.C.

The 2019 Hertog War Studies Summer Program will run from July 19-August 03.


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Dr. Kimberly Kagan
President and Founder, Institute for the Study of War
Dr. Frederick Kagan
Christopher DeMuth Chair, American Enterprise Institute and Director, Critical Threats Project
LTG James Dubik
Senior Fellow, Institute for the Study of War and General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership at the Army War College, Dickinson College, and Penn State University.