Future Leaders Institute 2017
An Overnight Camp for Ambitious High-School Students
Dates for 2017 Institute: July 17-28, 2017
Early Admission Deadline: May 1, 2017 with rolling admissions through June 15, 2017
Cost for 12 days: $1,000 (includes all room, board, and materials). We are committed to ensuring that every New Hampshire student who wants to participate in this program can do so regardless of financial need. Please see the application for more on financial assistance.
Application now available!
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UNH Department of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies
Murkland Hall Room 316
15 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824
ATTN: Jenn McCready
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2017 Program: Threats to Democracy
The word "democracy" has its roots in a Greek compound, demos (people/rabble) and kratia (power). Despite positive connotations today, the word was coined by wealthy, aristocratic elites to describe a kind of rule--literally "rule of the poor and uneducated"-- that they feared. Is democracy really the optimal form of government? Is democracy under attack? Will it survive?
The Future Leaders Institute is a residential camp at UNH for ambitious high-school students to come together to learn, debate, argue, and write persuasively in a collaborative environment while making friends and enjoying summer in coastal New Hampshire. Award winning professors Nick Smith (Philosophy) and Scott Smith (Classics) bring interdisciplinary and highly interactive learning approaches to get students working on the biggest challenges confronting humanity.