Summer Institute

Summer Institute in American Foreign Policy

The Summer Institute is open to rising Williams College sophomores, juniors, and seniors and will run (in person) from June 10 – 28, 2024. Most sessions will take place on weekday mornings. Additional sessions and events may be scheduled.

Use this form to apply. The deadline is March 8, 2024.

Summer Institute 2024 brochure

The Williams College Summer Institute in American Foreign Policy opened in June 2010, providing Williams College Students the opportunity to participate in a rigorous 3-week program devoted to the study of American foreign policy and grand strategy. The Institute will accept up to 16 students in the summer of 2024. The goals of the Institute include:

1. Providing students with an intellectual foundation in American foreign policy and grand strategy, as well as a practical understanding of the unique challenges faced by policymakers.

2. Providing students an opportunity to master a subject of great importance and interact with fellow students and outside experts in an intense and intimate academic setting.

3. Developing a set of intellectual and practical skills that will serve students beyond Williams College.

Campus housing and dining will be provided by the program. Students will also receive a $1200.00 stipend.

The Faculty for Summer 2024 will be…

Galen Jackson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Williams College and

James McAllister, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Stanley Kaplan Program in American Foreign Policy.

Contact Prof. McAllister or Prof. Jackson with any questions.