Nichols Great Book Conference Focuses on Tocqueville

In 2009, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) partnered with the Department of Political Science, Baylor University, to host a summer seminar on “Machiavelli and Shakespeare: Alternative Visions of Modern Politics.” Michael Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor, and Chairman, Department of Political Science, Notre Dame University and Catherine Heldt [...]

Nichols Great Books Conference to Be Held at Baylor, May 31 – June 1

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that the annual Mary and David Nichols Conference in the Great Books will be held at Baylor University, Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.   This year’s conference ‘“Full of Fears and Full of Hopes’: Conversations with Tocqueville on the Problems [...]

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 [...]

Mary and David Nichols Honored at Annual AHI-Baylor Conference

On May 9-10 at Baylor University, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) and the Department of Political Science, Baylor University, held their tenth annual summer conference.  Daniel Burns, Assistant Professor of Politics, University of Dallas, directed five sessions devoted to “Cicero:  Statesmanship and Constitutionalism.”  In opening the conference, Timothy Burns, [...]

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 [...]

Record Attendance at Baylor-AHI Ninth Annual Summer Conference

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) began the summer of its tenth year by hosting, June 15-17, the Ninth Annual Summer Conference with Baylor University’s Department of Political Science. Professor James W. Ceaser, Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, served as discussion leader on the theme [...]

Photos: AHI Ninth Annual Summer Conference

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) recently held its Ninth Annual Summer Conference: “Defending the Constitution:  The Federalist,” co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science, Baylor University.  The conference took place at AHI headquarters, 21 West Park Row, Clinton, NY, on June 15-16. Photos by Philip Parkes [...]

Meet AHI Summer Intern Andrew Juchno

AHI Summer Intern Andrew Juchno The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization(AHI) offers summer internships to worthy undergraduates interested in participating in AHI’s intellectual life and in performing a wide variety of tasks requested by the fellows. This summer’s resident intern is Andrew Juchno, from Paxton Massachusetts, an active member [...]

AHI Announces Ninth Annual Summer Conference

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce its Ninth Annual Summer Conference: “Defending the Constitution:  The Federalist,”  co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science, Baylor University.  The conference will take place at AHI headquarters, 21 West Park Row, Clinton, NY, on June 15-16.   James W. Ceaser, Harry F. [...]