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 [...]

Churchill Institute Students Respond to Attack on Free Speech

In 2016, Gregory Smith, a popular teacher and distinguished professor of political science and philosophy at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, announced the creation of the Churchill Institute, an independent organization designed “to encourage . . . serious teaching, learning and scholarship about Western Civilization, and to promote a vigorous discussion of its preservation and [...]

Presidential Letter: Paquette Exits Hamilton College to Become President of AHI

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) celebrated its eleventh anniversary on November 15-17 with a special event at Monticello, “Hamilton v. Jefferson: On History, Freedom, and Republican Government.”  More than a dozen of the world’s foremost Hamilton and Jefferson scholars conversed on the character and principles of these two giants [...]

AHI Affiliate CSLL to Hold 5th Annual Symposium on April 4

Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is please to announce that the Center for Statesmanship, Law and Liberty (Center) will hold its 5th Annual Symposium “Incivility and Political Dysfunction:  What Can We Do About It?”on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Ingle Auditorium. Dr. Carol [...]

From the President’s Desk

Dear Friend: On September 17, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) celebrated its tenth anniversary. AHI Charter Fellow Douglas Ambrose delivered the Tenth Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture on Constitutional Jurisprudence, an electrifying performance to a packed house on "Revisiting the Idea of a Godless Constitution.” As the holiday season [...]

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