In April of each year, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) holds as the pièce de résistance of its annual programming a major colloquium. It brings together scholars, students, and informed citizens for 2 1/2 days of intensive conversation on a central theme. Named after Carl B. Menges, a graduate of Hamilton College and the Harvard Business School and a charter member of the AHI’s Board of Directors, the colloquium includes classes of undergraduates. They read the same set of prescribed readings as the conferees and have assignments related both to the readings and the discussion of them at the colloquium. In 2007 Mr. Menges also established a fund to recognize undergraduate achievement at the colloquium. On September 17, Constitution Day of each year, the AHI announces publicly the winners.
The AHI is pleased to announce that Robert Gemborys, Jamie Lee, and Kristine Oren are the winners of the Fifth Annual Carl B. Menges Awards. Each receives for their achievement a Barnes & Noble NOOK and a year’s subscription to The New Criterion, the finest journal of arts and culture published in the United States.