ISI was founded in 1953 to teach students the timeless ideas of America and the West – ideas like free enterprise and individual liberty that have increasingly come under attack. Our mission remains the same to this day: inspiring college students to discover, embrace, and advance the principles and virtues that make America free and prosperous.
To accomplish this mission, we offer a wide range of programs to students across the country, including leadership conferences, professional journalism fellowships, campus lectures and debates, and graduate fellowships. Today, ISI alumni can be found in influential positions at America’s leading think tanks, media outlets, universities, and companies, with countless more serving as leaders in their communities.
We work together in a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment to identify the next generation of leaders who will follow in their footsteps. That’s what drives everything we do at ISI—the chance to have a far-reaching impact and ensure a better America for this generation and the next.
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