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Advanced Institutes
Politics, Economics & Strategy
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Tikvah Advanced Institutes

New York City

The Tikvah Advanced Institutes aim to provide accomplished professionals from around the world the opportunity to study big ideas, great texts, and current issues with leading thinkers and practitioners. Institutes range from one to three weeks in length and focus on four large intellectual areas: War and Statesmanship, Economics and Public Policy, Jewish Thought and History, and Social Thought.

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Tikvah Advanced Institutes

Who Should Apply?

The Tikvah Advanced Institutes are aimed at men and women who wish to influence the intellectual, religious, and political life of the Jewish people and the Jewish state.

Applicants may include those pursuing study or careers in:

  • US or Israeli public policy, including national security and economics
  • The rabbinate
  • Academia
  • Journalism
  • Jewish Education
  • Jewish communal leadership
  • Law & Business

Political Thought, Economics, and Strategy

Tzuba Hotel, the Judean Hills (near Jerusalem)
August 25, 2014 – September 23, 2014

Through a combination of perspectives—ancient to modern republicanism, political conservatism, and realist thought—this four-week interdisciplinary institute offers a unique, innovative, and intensive educational experience for university students who are fluent in both Hebrew and English. Seminars will be led by three distinguished visiting professors:

  • International Strategy
    Michael Doran, Brookings Institution
  • Conservative Political Thought
    Peter Berkowitz, Hoover Institution
  • Economic Philosophy
    Samuel Gregg, Acton Institute

The program will also host an array of notable professors and practitioners from Israel, including Prof. Abraham Diskin, Prof. Gideon Sapir, Prof. Yakir Plessner, and others. Its academic director is Dr. Ran Baratz, who will be leading this institute in its fourth consecutive year.

Application deadline: April 27, 2014

The Tikvah Fellowship in New York City

The Tikvah Fellowship is a full-time residential program for exceptional individuals interested in the political, religious, and intellectual future of the Jewish people. Based at the Tikvah Center in New York City, Tikvah Fellows pursue advanced study, independent research, and hold positions in a wide variety of fields:

  • War & Statesmanship
    Exploring both the ethical questions and strategic dilemmas that confront modern leaders.
  • Economics & Public Policy
    Including both the foundational ideas of democratic capitalism and the concrete policy issues shaping how free societies govern themselves.
  • Jewish Thought & History
    Probing both the biblical and Jewish views of human nature and culture, as well as the great leaders and key debates that have shaped Jewish history and the Jewish State.
  • Social Thought
    Bringing the most penetrating analyses – ancient and modern, normative and empirical – to bear on the conditions necessary for human flourishing in the context of family, city, and nation.

TIkvah Fellowship

Sample Fellowship Projects & Positions

  • Articles published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, Tablet, and more
  • Research positions at think tanks and policy institutes including The Brookings Institution and The Hudson Institute
  • Rabbinic internships and teaching positions at the Jewish Center, Lincoln Square Synagogue, and SAR High School
  • A policy report on conversion in Israel
  • A study of Haredi demographics and culture in the United States
  • In-depth policy analysis of how to reform the Israeli welfare state