This summer, thanks to the generosity of the Jack Miller Center, IWP is hosting its first-ever cohort of American Statecraft Fellows.
The American Statecraft Fellowship (ASF) introduces undergraduate students to the complex topics involved in American statecraft and exposes these students to graduate courses and opportunities at The Institute of World Politics.
This year’s cohort of 15 undergraduate students is participating in a 10-week seminar at IWP’s main campus in Washington, D.C. During weekly evening sessions with IWP faculty members, the Fellows are exploring various topics, including intelligence, counterintelligence, military strategy, political warfare, economic statecraft, diplomacy, and the national security policy process itself.
Speakers for these sessions include Dr. Timothy McCranor, Dr. Christopher C. Harmon, Ambassador Philip Hughes, Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley, Dr. David Glancy, Prof. John Sano, Dr. David Thomas, Prof. John Quattrocki, Dr. James Robbins, and Dr. John Lenczowski.
The American Statecraft Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in various aspects of student life at IWP throughout the summer, including mentoring sessions, tours, student social events, and lectures. They can interact with IWP faculty and staff, receive professional advice from IWP’s Career Services Office, and build a professional network.
The ASF – IWP’s second program for undergraduates – builds on the success of IWP’s undergraduate internship program. The internship program allows undergraduate interns to complete research projects with an IWP faculty member while auditing a graduate-level class at IWP and participating in campus life.
The American Statecraft Fellowship has been made possible thanks to support from the Jack Miller Center (JMC), an independent, non-sectarian, non-partisan educational foundation headquartered in Philadelphia. The JMC seeks to support the development of programs on college campuses dedicated to teaching American political thought and history. The ASF, in particular, was designated one of JMC’s Partner Programs, a JMC initiative that “supports the development of programs on college campuses dedicated to teaching American political thought and history.”