The Eisenhower 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 expert scholars and practitioners in areas ranging from strategic leadership and the environmental policy to Civil Rights and the Middle East.
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 the Loxahatchee River Restoration project in Palm Beach, Florida
- Analyzed strategy and leadership by visiting the beaches of Normandy with Susan Eisenhower
- Explored the ongoing struggle for civil rights issues through the lens of the past, and specifically from the context of Gettysburg and Little Rock
- 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.