Programs

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 environmental policy to civil rights and the Middle East. These programs enhance students’ academic experience at Gettysburg College by providing practical connections to topics of study.

Eisenhower Institute programs are open to Gettysburg College students from all majors and class years. Participants must be enrolled at the College for the duration of the program. There is no fee for participating in Eisenhower Institute programs.

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Upcoming programs

Program offerings for fall 2021 and 2021-22 will be announced in August. 

All programs

Undergraduate Fellows

Undergraduate Fellows

The Eisenhower Institute Undergraduate Fellows program offers a select group of Gettysburg College students the chance to develop their leadership skills and grow in their knowledge and understanding of public policy through an annual theme.

Fielding Fellows

Fielding Fellows

The Fielding Fellows program provides a select group of Gettysburg College seniors with an immersive experience centered on the executive branch of the United States. The year-long fellowship focuses on separation of powers dynamics, constitutional law, and diplomacy.

  • Led by Scott Boddery
  • Applications in late spring (rising seniors only)
Washington Connections

Washington Connections

Washington Connections provides students with a deeper understanding of the American political system, equips them with skills to engage as members of a civic community, and prepares them for lives and careers as agents of change.

Environmental Leadership

Environmental Leadership

Environmental Leadership provides a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of environmental ethics, economics, and policy, then apply these to a series of case studies.

Inside Civil Rights

Inside Civil Rights

Inside Civil Rights examines contemporary civil rights issues through the lens of the past, and specifically from the context of Gettysburg and Little Rock. The program focuses on some watershed moments of civil rights discourse to critically examine the progress (or lack thereof) towards civil rights in the United States.

Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership explores intersections among gender and leadership in government, business, law, science, and more. Participants develop their own leadership skills while engaging in interactive sessions with practitioners who discuss their career paths and how gender impacts decision-making and leadership in their professional environments.

Contours

Contours of the Middle East

Contours of the Middle East exposes students to a broad and balanced range of the socio-economic, political, and cultural developments that are transforming the region today. Contours features a series of topical discussions, including presentations by foreign policy professionals with decades of expertise in their fields.

SALTT

Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times

Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times is a yearlong specialized seminar that introduces students to the concepts of strategic thinking and leadership. Under the direction of Susan Eisenhower, SALTT participants use case studies to examine the tenets of strategic thinking and how it can be used to address rapidly changing political, social, and business environments.

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