The Institute believes in engaging and contributing to the greater community. For example, in 2015, the Institute hosted a celebration of President Eisenhower’s 125th birthday, which included seminars and discussions from scholars on Eisenhower’s legacy that were open to the public. The Institute also hosts book discussions and other events, such as a reception honoring Medal of Honor recipients.
Finally, each year undergraduate participants present findings from the cumulative projects they complete under the mentorship of Institute experts.
The Holuba Forum honors the memory of Stanley J. Holuba ’68, a strong supporter of environmental conservation. Although not his profession, Stan was involved in many environmental efforts over his lifetime, from coral reef restoration to stream conservation. He understood the influential role that one human could have in preserving and better understanding our planet, and he seriously embraced this responsibility. At this annual forum, students honor that legacy, presenting their findings on projects from clean building practices to clean energy issues.
Roberts Fellows Symposium
Each year recipients of the Eisenhower/Roberts Fellowship host a luncheon presentation of their research. The Roberts Fellowship is awarded to doctoral students in the advanced states of their doctoral candidacies. Through the fellowships, the Institute seeks to support the study and understanding of the role of government in a free society, public service, public policy, and America’s role in world affairs.