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Nathaniel Esbenshade

M.A. Student

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania


B.A. Palm Beach Atlantic University, Politics, 2019

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“I came to Hillsdale because of its conservative principles and its reputation for being academically rigorous. Hillsdaleā€™s principled grounding ensures its students will pursue truth before political expediency.”

~ Nate Esbenshade


Nate Esbenshade grew up in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in May 2019 where he participated in the Fredrick M. Supper Honors Program, reading and discussing the great books of the Western canon. Nate was one of PBA’s LeMieux Fellows in 2019, where he worked on a public policy research project in conjunction with faculty member and former Florida senator George LeMieux. His research focused on the potential economic impacts of the USMCA trade agreement. In the fall of 2019, Nate was a Public Policy Intern at the Commonwealth Foundation, a state-based free-market think tank in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Awards, Memberships, & Fellowships

John Jay Fellowship, Spring 2020

Research Interests

Political Theory & the Crisis of Modernity

The thought of Eric Voegelin