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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Video and Audio from the Ninth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium Keynote Lecture

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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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News & Events

  • AHI - Baylor University to Hold Eighth Annual Summer Conference. Details >>

  • National Association of Scholars Praises Paquette and AHI. Details >>

  • AHI Announces Creation of Churchill Institute in Hartford, Connecticut. Details >>

Support the AHI

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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  • WHERE THE ALT-RIGHT CAME FROM

    A coalition of white nationalists, anti-Semites, 4chan users, academics of ill repute, and extremely bored young men has congealed into a movement called the alt-right.
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