EI Students

Beginning in Fall 2018, all of our programs are free to participants. 

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 Middle East affairs to the study of 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

Learn how students use their Institute experience to complement a major in public policy.

New programs for the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Eisenhower's Decisions: A program for first-year and sophomore students that critically examines Eisenhower's decision-making process and the lessons they can learn from it. 
  • Contours of the Middle East and North Africa: A distinctive collaboration between practitioners and scholars that will explore the politics, societies, and cultures of the region today through regular discussions featuring guest speakers.
  • Decision 2018: The Midterm Elections: A special one-time program for students interested in acquiring an understanding of the process and stakes of the 2018 Midterms from both an academic perspective and from the political staff at the center of the action. 

Visit our application center to see all our open programs and to apply.

Information Session:

Interested students, including past participants, are invited to attend an information session on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:30pm in CUB 260 to meet the Eisenhower Institute staff and program leaders for the 2018-2019 academic year.