AEI’s Summer Honors Program is an intensive, fully-funded educational and professional development opportunity in Washington, DC, for top undergraduate students. The program gathers students from diverse ideological backgrounds for substantive dialogue and debate about the most pressing issues facing the country and world. The core feature of the program is a series of discussion-based seminars that offer participants forums to delve deeply into policy areas of their choice. Outside of the seminars, students participate in policy briefings with distinguished guests, high-level networking opportunities, and site visits in Washington.
The program aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of contemporary public policy challenges, a greater appreciation for substantive dialogue across ideological divides, and the knowledge and networks to pursue a future career in the policy world.
In Summer 2020, sixteen total week-long courses will be offered. Six of these courses are offered through the Initiative on Faith & Public Life, and will address issues of economics, public policy, and society from a perspective of Christian faith, theology, and ethics. These courses include:
June 1–5, 2020
Christianity, National Identity, and America’s Role in the World: Rival Interpretations with Paul Miller, Georgetown University
Renewing America’s Social Fabric: Faith, Community, and Public Policy with Ryan Streeter, AEI
June 8–12, 2020
Liberal Education in an Age of Distraction with Elizabeth Corey and David Corey, Baylor University
International Economic Development: Why Institutions Matter with Stephen Smith, Hope College
June 22–26, 2020
Are Markets Moral? In Search of a Humane Economy with Mary Hirschfeld, Villanova University
Visions of Christianity in Public Life: Retreat, Assimilation, or Transformation? with Kevin den Dulk, Calvin College
All current undergraduates and recent grads (winter 2019 or later) are eligible to apply.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Honors Program. We will begin accepting applications for next year’s program in Fall 2020. In the meantime, you can learn more about the program at this link.