AHI Summer Conference June 11-13 on Patriotism, Ancient and Modern

In 2018, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) announced that its annual summer conference, co-sponsored with Baylor University’s Department of Political Science, would be renamed the Mary and David Nichols Annual Conference in the Great Books. In doing so, AHI honored two outstanding professors who had thrown their support [...]

From The President’s Desk

From the President’s Desk 2 December 2020 A Message from The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI): Dear Friends of AHI: We need your support.  The Covid pandemic and the deep political divide that exists in the country have affected all of us.  Layoffs and economic uncertainties have diminished charitable giving. [...]

RealClearMedia Publishes Feature Story on AHI

RealClear Education, a subdivision of the RealClear Media Group, has published a feature story on The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI). RealClear Education “is one of the Internet’s leading voices on global education news and commentary.” In “Alexander Hamilton Institute Seeks to Bridge America’s Divisions,” Mike Sabo, an editor [...]

Message from the President’s Desk: AHI and the Coronavirus

March 20, 2020 Dear Friends and Supporters of AHI: COVID-19, the coronavirus, is presenting formidable challenges to us all. Each of us must now make hard choices about how to live our lives and what level of risk is acceptable in conducting our daily affairs in everything from finding groceries to helping loved ones. Yet, [...]

Annual Undergraduate Conference at Princeton, April 3-4

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that the Annual Undergraduate Conference in the American Polity will take place at Princeton University, April 3-4.  AHI is cosponsoring the event with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Center for Freedom and Western [...]

AHI Announces Its New “Affirmations” Page: We Need Your Support

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce the addition to our website of a very special “Affirmations” section. It consists of scores of one or two paragraph quotations from persons around the country who have benefited from AHI programming.  We regard the page as a [...]

Video: Wilfred McClay Delivers Keynote Address at Twelfth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium

Wilfred McClay, the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma, delivered the keynote address at the Twelfth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium in Rochester, NY. Dr. McClay is the author of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story (Encounter, 2019), also an Amazon [...]

AHI Announces the Twelfth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium: “Last Best, Hope: Citizenship, Statesmanship, and American History”

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce the tentative schedule for the Twelfth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium “Last Best, Hope:” Citizenship, Statesmanship & American History,” November 8-10, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Rd., Rochester, NY 14623 and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). [...]

AHI Announces The Alexander Hamilton History Initiative: We Need Your Support

The serious study of history has always ranked at the top of the list of the central concerns of The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI).  “To be ignorant of what happened before you were born,” Cicero observed, “is to remain always a child.”   Although history holds no easy lessons, [...]

AHI Sponsors Undergraduate Conference on the American Polity

On April 26-27, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) co-sponsored with Colgate University’s Center for Freedom and Western Civilization, the Annual Undergraduate Conference in the American Polity. The conference features outstanding undergraduate research from a variety of disciplines including history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, religion, political science, and sociology.  Patrick [...]

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