The Institute promotes nonpartisan discourse and critical analysis of issues of long-term importance through a variety of initiatives, including its undergraduate programs, which are led by experts in areas ranging from strategy and the Middle East to environmental policy and presidential leadership.
These programs enhance the academic experience by providing practical connections to topics of study. For example, in the past students have:
- Learned about environmental issues by studying sustainability in Bonaire
- Analyzed strategy and leadership by visiting the beaches of Normandy with Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of future President Dwight D. Eisenhower, then Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces in World War II
- Studied presidential leadership by working closely with Fred F. Fielding ’61, former White House counsel to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush
Eisenhower Institute programs are free and open to all highly qualified Gettysburg College students.