Carl B. Menges Colloquium

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, [...]

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 [...]

Menges Colloquium Features McClay and Grabar on the Study of History

In 2019, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) embarked on a new initiative devoted to the study of history. As part of that initiative, the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty (CSLL) at the Rochester Institute of Technology hosted and co-sponsored the Twelfth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium: 'Last [...]

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, [...]

Enthusiastic Crowd Attends AHI Constitution Day Event

On Sunday, September 15, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) held the Twelfth Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence.  AHI President Robert Paquette spoke on “Federalist #39 and the Coming of the Civil War.”  The event also featured an open house and book-signing by AHI Resident Fellow [...]

AHI’s Fourth Annual Washington Program on National Security “I Loved Every Minute of It”

On 29 June, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) completed its fourth annual Washington Program on National Security. It has been suggested that, in keeping with Washington’s acronym obsession, WAPONS should hereafter be known affectionately as the NSB – which, confidentially, strictly on a “need to know” basis, stands [...]