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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

AHI Undergraduate Leaders Recognized

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) recognized Elizabeth Barry, Taylor Elicegui, Amy Elinski, Alex Klosner, and Phil Parkes, five senior leaders of its undergraduate fellows program at Hamilton College. Friends, parents, and AHI fellows attended the reception and banquet, which was held at AHI [...]

Carl Menges and AHI Featured by Fund for Academic Renewal

  Carl B. Menges Carl B. Menges and the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) were recently lauded in a case study by the Fund for Academic Renewal (FAR). Mr. Menges received his A. B. cum laude in 1951 from Hamilton College and his M.B.A in 1953 from the Harvard [...]

Please Support the AHI

Dear Friend: If you have already made a tax-deductible contribution to the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) for this year, we thank you for your generosity.   If not, we send this note as a friendly reminder that the AHI needs your support. As we near the end of 2016, the [...]

From the President’s Desk

Dear Friend: The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is nearing the celebration of its tenth anniversary.  We could not have done it without you, and we write to ask for your continued support and to explain why it is so urgently needed. In preparing young people for the great challenges [...]

AHI Sets Agenda at Constitution Day Event

Judging by the turnout at the Open House and Constitution Day celebration on September 18, the 2016/2017 academic year will be a stellar one for the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI).  The event opened with a period of socializing over hors d’oeuvres and drinks and then moved to the Presidential [...]

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