The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization is headquartered in Clinton, New York, and was founded in 2007 to promote excellence in scholarship through the study of freedom, democracy, and capitalism.

Our Mission

The AHI aspires to create an educational environment of the highest standards in which evidence and argument prevail over ideology and cant.

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The AHI Fellowship Program

Established in 2009, The AHI Undergraduate Fellows Program now includes more than eighty of the best and brightest students at Hamilton College.

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Photos: The Inaugural Washington Program on National Security (WAPONS)

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News & Events

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The AHI relies on the donations of supporters to fund its operations. Please consider a donation to help us pursue our mission of promoting excellence in scholarship through the study of freedom, democracy and capitalism.
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  • AHI Undergraduate Fellows

    Our Undergraduate Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the AHI in many ways—leading our student groups and discussions, organizing their own events, and presenting their research.
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Enquiry

Enquiry, a student-run newsletter sponsored by the AHI, publishes three student opinion pieces every Monday on political, cultural, and economic issues.
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  • Trump's Reversal on Russia

    After insisting for weeks that Russian intelligence operatives – under direct orders from President Vladimir Putin – were not responsible for the cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and other organizations for the purpose of influencing the election, President-elect Trump altered his message.
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