The Clements Center focuses on three teaching priorities: imparting a body of knowledge and critical thinking skills, preparing students for careers as policymakers and scholars, and cultivating the values undergirding patriotism and leadership in a free society. 

  • Faculty leadership and affiliates teach graduate and undergraduate courses such as Presidential Leadership and National Security, History and Grand Strategy, American Diplomatic History, and Warfare in the Ancient World.
  • The Clements Summer Seminar in History and Statecraft brings together graduate students from leading universities to explore the connections between statecraft and history. Sessions are also devoted to professional development for academic and policy careers. 
  • The Undergraduate Fellows Program supports students interested in national security careers through reading groups, meetings with distinguished scholars and policy leaders, and professional mentorship.
  • Internships are a key component of education and professional development, and the Clements Center’s Summer Student Development Fund supports students who have secured unpaid internships in fields related to defense and foreign policy.  This helps launch students in careers in national security. 
  • In partnership with the world-renowned War Studies Department at King's College London, the Maymester in History, Strategy, and Statecraft provides exemplary students the opportunity to learn firsthand about the Anglo-American tradition of history and strategic studies. The program is taught at Kings College London and includes visits to historic battlefields and other important landmarks in Anglo-American strategic history.