Currently, there are two choices for the primary academic class. Scholars take either (1) a seminar taught by NYU President Emeritus John Sexton on the relationship between religion and politics as seen through the lens of US Supreme Court decisions; or (2) a seminar taught by noted journalist, author, and foreign policy expert James Traub on American foreign policy. Scholars may indicate their preference, but their final assignment rests with the program's executive director.

SMSP Class of 2016 various events throughout the year.

Scholars are currently enrolled in one of the following:

Scholars will also participate in the following: