Several Kirby Center event participants conversing with Dr. Larry Arnn.

The Madison Fellowship is a ten-month long educational program for serious professionals interested in better understanding our current political predicament, with a view to thinking through how to revitalize our American republic.

Madison Fellows meet about once a month in off-the-record evening salons at our D.C. campus for frank discussion and study of the central threats confronting the country. The setting is relaxed and convivial; the discussions are intense and thought-provoking. It’s a welcome step back from the daily fire drill, and willful ignorance, that is too often professional life in the nation’s capital.

Having completed the ten-month long program, the new Madison Fellows will join the extensive and growing network of Hillsdale program alumni dedicated to perpetuating American self-government.

If you have a passion for returning America to its constitutional roots and desire to learn more about this unique intellectual community, we invite you to complete an application for membership. Applications for the 2020–2021 fellowship are due by Friday, August 21, 2020.

Curriculum Overview

After an initial weekend of fellowship and discussion focused on an assessment of the current American regime in light of the principle and practice of the Founders’ republic, Fellows will meet throughout the year for ten sessions focusing on central issues and challenges to the American regime, such as identity politics, immigration and demographic manipulation, marriage and family, free speech, education, judicial supremacy, political economy, and the aims of American foreign policy.

The discussions will be led by Hillsdale faculty and distinguished friends. For each session, Fellows will receive core primary documents and key contemporary readings (roughly 25–30 pages of reading) along with discussion questions, and additional suggested readings for further consideration.

All sessions will be private and off-the-record. Regular sessions will occur on rotating weeknights starting with hospitality at 6:30 pm in the library of the Hillsdale College Washington D.C. campus facility.