From the President’s Desk

From the President’s Desk 6 December 2021 A Message from The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) Dear Friends of AHI: We ask for your support. In 2022, AHI will celebrate its fifteenth birthday.  During that time, we have had to be creative, agile, and resilient.  The passing of Carl [...]

AHI Mourns the Passing of Carl B. Menges

Carl B. Menges, the driving force behind the creation of The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI), passed away at his home in East Hampton, New York, on Wednesday September 8.  “More than two decades ago,” observed AHI President Robert Paquette, “the idea of a center, inspired by the remarkable [...]

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 [...]

AHI’s Constitution Day Includes White House Invitation

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) celebrated its thirteenth anniversary on Constitution Day, September 17.  It marked the ninetieth birthday of Carl B. Menges, a charter member of AHI’s board of directors.  More than two decades ago, Mr. Menges invited Robert Paquette, a Hamilton College historian, to lunch at [...]

13th Carl B. Menges Colloquium, a Webinar, “The Conception of America,” September 14 – 18

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship with the National Association of Scholars (NAS) and the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) of the virtual conference, “Slavery or Freedom:  The Conception of America,” September 14-18.  The conference will serve as AHI’s Thirteenth Annual Carl B. Menges [...]

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 [...]

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