A group of attendees at the Future Leaders Institute posing for a photo

Future Leaders Institute

Future Leaders Institute - Summer 2024

A summer program in Philosophy, Politics, Ethics, and Global Justice.

Founded in 2014, The Future Leaders Institute offers a residential philosophy camp at UNH for thoughtful high-school students to discuss big ideas in a collaborative environment while making friends and enjoying summer in coastal New Hampshire.

Award winning faculty Nick Smith (UNH Philosophy), Scott Smith (UNH Classics), Nina Windgätter (UNH Philosophy), and Eden Suoth (Oyster River Social Studies) bring interdisciplinary and highly interactive learning approaches to immerse students in social and political philosophy and coach them to apply these powerful tools to current issues. The theme for 2024 is Technology and the Future of Humanity, and we will discuss various topics related to human progress, artificial intelligence, automated labor, advanced weaponry, social media and big data, gaming and virtual reality, space exploration and colonization, and the search for alien intelligence.

This program requires a pre-application and students must be admitted into the program before completing the registration on this site. The pre-application is available on the Future Leaders Institute website.

The program is open to students entering Grades 8-12 in fall, 2024.

2024 Dates: Sunday, July 28 (1:00 pm Check In) - Saturday, August 3 (1:00 pm Pick Up)

Cost: The Future Leaders Institute is very generously supported by the Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project (RGSCP). Thanks to this funding, FLI will be FREE for all accepted participants. Accepted participants will submit a deposit to hold their spot, and this will be returned at the completion of the camp.

Please Note: Although there may be an indication of "This course is currently unavailable," the FLI pre-application is open.

For questions and more information, contact: nick.smith@unh.edu

Travel Information


Future Leaders Institute

The Future Leaders Institute is held in Hamilton Smith Hall on the UNH Durham campus.

Details on check in location will be sent to participants directly from the program staff.

This course is currently unavailable.