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.

Courses for Spring 2016

The Culture and Politics of the 1960s

Every Monday January 30, 2017 until May 8, 2017 6:30-8:30pm 21 W. Park Row in Clinton,…
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Background to the 2016 Election, Part II: The Process and Strategies of Presidential Elections

Every Monday September 12, 2016 until December 12 6:30-8:30pm 21 W. Park Row in Clinton,…
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Plato Reading Cluster

Thursdays 7-9pm, Room 209, Burke Library, Hamilton College Dr. Beth L'Arrivee of Colgate University will lead a cover-to-cover reading of Plato's Republic. The reading cluster is open to the public.
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Background to the 2016 Election, Part 1: Roots of the Red/Blue Divide

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm, Brown-Erlanger Presidential Room, Alexander Hamilton Institute This combined lecture-discussion will cover the nature of political polarization, the development of the deep divisions between Americans on various economic and political topics, and the role of parties, movements, and the media in the “red/blue” divide.
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Pre-Law Reading Cluster

Sundays 6-8pm, Room 2048 Science Center, Hamilton College Dr. Chris Hill and Dr. David Frisk will lead a reading group that will explore constitutional law. The group will begin with Edward S. Corwin, The “Higher Law” Background of American Constitutional Law (1955) and end with Richard Epstein, The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (2014).
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