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.

Initiatives

THE AHI UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWS

The AHI Undergraduate Fellows Program consists of some of the best and brightest students at Hamilton College who participate in the intellectual life of the AHI in many ways.
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CARL B. MENGES COLLOQUIUM

The Carl B. Menges Colloquium is an annual event open to students and the general public, to discuss a specific theme related to the AHI’s core beliefs.
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CHRISTOPHER DAWSON SOCIETY

The Christopher Dawson Society investigates the relations between religious belief and intellectual inquiry, between faith and reason, within the Western intellectual tradition.
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DAVID ALDRICH NELSON LECTURE IN CONSTITUTIONAL JURISPRUDENCE

The David Aldrich Nelson Lecture is an annual lecture that honors David Aldrich Nelson and is held every year on Constitution Day (September 17).
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EDMUND BURKE ASSOCIATION

The Edmund Burke Association seeks to explore political thought and political theory related to Western culture, the founding of the United States, and the development of American ideals and institutions.
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ENQUIRY

Enquiry is an independent publication sponsored by the AHI. A student-run publication, it has as its mission the promotion of “free thought and discourse.”
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLUB

The Entrepreneurship Club seeks to educate students and members of the community in the ideas of entrepreneurship essential to a free and prosperous society.
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JOSIAH BUNTING III VETERANS DAY LECTURE IN MILITARY HISTORY

Every year on Veterans Day, the AHI hosts a Veterans Day Lecture on military history in General Josiah Bunting III’s honor.
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PUBLIUS SOCIETY

Publius Society honors the genius of Hamilton, Jay, and Madison with monthly discussions among a diverse group of students, faculty, and citizens in which current issues are placed in the context of the great traditions of the American republicanism.
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WASHINGTON PROGRAM ON NATIONAL SECURITY (WAPONS)

The program aims to prepare promising and motivated college students for the challenges of a rapidly changing global environment by offering them an opportunity to engage with some of the best thinkers on and practitioners in the field of national security.
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