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Welcome to Ashburn Institute

With a rich history dating back to 1939 and the publishing of Clarence Streit's book "Union Now", our organization continues to flourish as a source of academic exploration of those issues that tend to either harmonize or destabilize the global community.

We call on world scholars to come together to help bring clarification and solutions to issues that disrupt peace. Further, we help ensure that this information becomes available to young graduate students who are sponsored by our Frank Fund scholarship program so they can include contemporary thinking into their own research projects and in turn help to contribute to the body of knowledge that supports political leaders around the world in their responsibility for critical decision making.

The work of our scholars and students is carefully captured and edited for publishing (with due credit) so that it becomes an archived body of knowledge, assessible for future reference.

Upcoming Events

Graduate Student Conference
"The New World Order: Dangers and Opportunities for Transatlantic Relationship."
Co-sponsored by the Ashburn Institute and the Department of Political Science, College of Charleston
November 14-15, 2014
The Ashburn Institute and the Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston, will hold a graduate student conference on the topic of "The New World Order: Dangers and Opportunities for Transatlantic Relationship."  
Is the post-WWII international order in danger? What are the sources of its instability? What are the consequences of redrawing international borders for stability in Europe? Does Russian foreign policy constitute a threat to European countries? Is nationalism in Europe on the rise and does it create a challenge for European stability? What is the role of the United States and the European Union for maintaining international order? Does economic interdependence still hold Europe together keeping the continent from war or does it create a challenge of contagion and potential for conflict? 
More information on the conference and on how to apply