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 [...]

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 future [...]

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 [...]

Photos: Eleventh Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium, November 15-17, 2018

Photos : From the Eleventh Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium, November 15-17, 2018 at Montalto, Monticello, Virginia. The colloquium was entitled “Hamilton v, Jefferson:  On History, Freedom, and Republican Government.”