Future Leaders Institute
A Summer Camp for Ambitious High-School Students
Dates for 2015 Institute: July 13–25, 2015
Cost: one week: $900 two weeks: $1,600. 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.
Deadline: Early application applications are due April 15, 2015; applications will be open on a rolling basis until June 1, 2015 until the spots are filled. Spaces are limited!
For application, click Apply Now. For questions, please contact our administrative assistant, Jenn McCready at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the faculty directory: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2015 Program: Money, Greed, Corruption
Week One: Money, Greed and Society
Week Two: Money, Politics and Government
We tend to have mixed feelings about money and how it influences us. Ayn Rand once described money as the "root of all good." Karl Marx (echoing a host of ancient thinkers) thought money was closer to the "root of all evil." Money provides a near universal common denominator that allows people on opposite sides of the world to exchange things of value with great efficiency. Money motivates us, for better or worse, to do things we would not otherwise do. Business leaders often see making money as their primary goal, but this objective often conflicts with and sometimes overrides all other principles. Although we live in a democracy where citizens' votes are supposed to count equally, we know that money influences politics at many levels. Can one be a good person, honest, loyal and caring while attempting to maximize profits and win elections in a money-hungry world? Or are ethical principles naive in a world where money and power are so entwined?
Facilitated by award-winning UNH professors Scott Smith (Classics) and Nick Smith (Philosophy), participants in this residential summer camp will spend their days discussing and debating classical and contemporary views on wealth, power, corruption, and leadership. This year we have expanded the program to include a second week devoted to money, politics and government in both the ancient and modern world. Students may choose to participate in one week or the full two-week program. The faculty and teaching assistants will mix highly interactive in-class work with evening films and discussions, as well as excellent food and outdoor activities on the beautiful UNH campus.
Costs include all room, board, and materials.