Program Dates: August 13-17, 2023

The Hoover Institution's Summer Policy Boot Camp (HISPBC) is an intensive, four-day residential immersion program in the essentials of today's national and international United States policy. The program is intended to instruct college students and recent graduates on the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy. The goal is to teach students how to think critically about public policy formulation and its results.

Designed to foster fact-based critical thinking on the most important policy issues, students will have a unique chance to interact directly with the faculty of Stanford University's Hoover Institution, comprised of world-renowned scholars in economics, government, political science, and related fields. Session topics are selected because of their immediate relevance to today's and tomorrow's challenges. Participants will collaborate through class discussions and study groups that encourage diverse perspectives. Enrollment is limited, in order to facilitate maximum interaction with the faculty and other participants.

Time Commitment

HISPBC requires a 100% time commitment for the duration of the four-day program, including active collaboration with study groups outside of class.

Academic Credit

Stanford University does not offer participants academic credit or grades for completing HISPBC.

Cost/ Tuition

The boot camp is FREE to all accepted applicants. Program fees, food and lodging will be covered for participants accepted into the program. Travel expenses and other incidentals are not included.

Deadline Dates

January 18, 2023 • Early Bird Registration ($0 registration fee)

March 1, 2023 • Regular Registration & Letters of Recommendations Due ($100 registration fee)

Admissions Notify Date

April 14, 2023

Certificate of Completion

Successful participants receive a certificate of completion endorsed by Hoover Institution's director and HISPBC's faculty directors. To successfully complete the program, participants must:

  • Attend all sessions
  • Complete assignments and projects
  • Collaborate with their fellow participants in class discussions

For any questions related to the program, please email hispbcadmin@stanford.edu.

Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp | Director's Award

Capping off an intensive week-long study and discussion of the core principles and tools of public policy at the Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp, students are invited to apply their knowledge by researching and developing a policy proposal

HISPBC

Faculty

All HISPBC sessions are taught by the fellows of the Hoover Institution. 

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