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A Seminar Presented by the Hertog Foundation


Hertog Foundation — When Charles Krauthammer left medicine for politics in the late 1970s, he was a Jimmy Carter-supporting liberal. When he wrote his last column for The Washington Post in 2018, he had become America’s most prominent conservative voice. But Krauthammer’s conservatism was as unique as his biography—and revealing of the intellectual and political currents of the latter half of the American century. Krauthammer was not only an influential columnist and essayist. He was emblematic of his times.


In this weekend seminar, students will reflect on Charles Krauthammer’s seminal writing, distinguished career, and his life dedicated to the things that matter.

This seminar will take place in Washington, DC. Travel, housing, meals, and course materials are provided by the Hertog Foundation.


Matthew Continetti is Editor in Chief of the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, he was Opinion Editor of TheWeekly Standard, where he remains a Contributing Editor. His articles and reviews have appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.


Who Should Apply:

Any college or university undergraduate, or very recent graduate (2018 or 2019) not already pursuing an advanced degree, may apply.

Application Requirements:

  • A CV or résumé

  • Personal statement: Describe your background, your intellectual interests, and your future ambitions as they relate to the program (1,000 words or less)

  • Unofficial college transcript

  • An academic writing sample (20 pages maximum)

The deadline for applications is Monday, January 14, 2019.

To learn more and apply, visit the Hertog Foundation's website.

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