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The Tikvah Programs for 2014

Our friends at the Tikvah Fund have been engaging for years in a splendid effort to offer deeper education to adults in the bonds between Western civilization and the United States and the history of Judaism. Now the Fund is announcing a series of exciting seminars for 2014, and soliciting applications for attendees. 

Tikvah programs bring exceptional individuals from America, Israel, and around the world to New York City to study economics, war and grand strategy, and Jewish thought. Our extraordinary faculty includes Peter Berkowitz, Frederick W. Kagan, William Kristol, Meir Soloveichik, Ruth Wisse, and Dara Horn, among many more.

Programs run 1 to 3 weeks starting next spring. All participants receive generous stipends to cover their travel, lodging, and investment of time. 

Program:              Tikvah Advanced Institutes


Eligibility:       For advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and individuals in professional life – public policy, journalism, academia, education, law, business, or culture

Dates:               1 to 3 week seminars, running from April to July 2014.

Application Due Date:    February 15, 2014

The Tikvah Advanced Institutes will give accomplished individuals of any nationality, from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds, the chance to participate with leading thinkers and practitioners in their choice of advanced courses on policy and Jewish thought, on a schedule designed for people who do not have much time to spare. The seminars will take place in New York City over periods extending from one to three weeks; and participants will be given stipends of $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the seminar’s length, to cover their travel, lodging, and investment of time.

The courses and instructors are:

  • The Israeli Economy: A Strategy for the Future, Dan Senor and Ohad Reifen
  • Liberalism, Conservatism, and the Jews, Peter Berkowitz, Yuval Levin, Meir Soloveichik, William Kristol, and William Galston
  • The Jewish Idea of God, Micah Goodman and Clifford Orwin
  • War and Human Nature, Frederick W. Kagan, Barry Strauss, Eric Edelman, Charles Hill, and Stephen Rosen
  • The Future of the Family, Eric Cohen, Gilbert Meilaender, Dara Horn, W. Bradford Wilcox, Jack Wertheimer, Ryan T. Anderson, and Jonathan V. Last

Program:                   Summer Fellowship on Jewish Thought and Citizenship


Eligibility:                  Undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals, ages 20-29

Dates:                         July 27 – August 8, 2013

Stipend:                       $1,000, plus expenses

Application Due Date:     March 1, 2014