APPLY NOW for 2024 Summer Seminar in History and Statecraft

Oct 23, 2023

Applications are now open for the 2024 Summer Seminar in History and Statecraft!

Policymakers frequently attempt to draw on historical knowledge to gain perspective on contemporary national security issues. Meanwhile, historians and other scholars frequently comment on present-day decision-making problems and sometimes aspire to influence policy debates. Yet policymakers and scholars generally occupy separate intellectual and institutional universes. Especially in recent years, they have had little to say to one another. The result, arguably, has been the impoverishment of both communities.

Applicants should be advanced doctoral students in history, political science, or related fields interested in careers in either academia or policymaking. The seminar will feature in-depth discussions with top scholars and senior policymakers and intelligence officials, as well as sessions devoted to academic publishing and strategies for approaching the academic and policy job markets. Participants will explore the relationship between historical insights and national security policymaking. Each day will also have recreational time for participants to enjoy the mountain surroundings. This program is open to non-UT students only. All expenses will be covered by the Clements Center. Visit our Summer Seminar page to learn more about the program and for application details. Application deadline is Sunday, February 19, 2024. 

For more information, contact Elizabeth Doughtie at [email protected].