The Eisenhower Institute
The Eisenhower Institute (EI) is a center for leadership and public policy based in Washington, D.C. and in Gettysburg, PA. Founded in 1983, the EI serves as a presidential legacy organization honoring the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States. The Eisenhower Institute strives to: "...prepare the successor generations to perfect the promise of the nation through engagement in distinctive programs of leadership and style.."
A program of Gettysburg College, the Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit, presidential legacy organization that develops and sponsors civic discourse on significant issues of domestic and international public policy. Its activities include research and scholarship, education and outreach, and recognition and celebration. The EI strives to embody Eisenhower's model of public policy formation and leadership, and its programs aim to encourage greater understanding of core governmental institutions, bridging the perspectives of scholars, policy-makers, students, and citizens.
The Institute is governed by a Board of Directors and has both a campus Advisory Council and a public advisory board.
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