To the Donors and Friends of the AHI:

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce the release of our 2012 Annual Report, which details our programs and achievements for the year. We have much for which to be thankful as we move into our sixth year of operation and are quite proud of our accomplishments. A number of remarkable young people associated with the AHI are highlighted.

AHI 2012 Annual Report

I would like to thank those who have already made generous contributions this year and ask those of you who have not supported us to consider a donation at this time. We have ambitious goals for 2013 and beyond and would greatly appreciate your assistance in supporting our mission of educational reform.

The Sixth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium promises to be the best ever. It will be devoted to “Samuel Huntington and the Clash of Civilizations.” Dr. James Kurth, Claude Smith Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College, will keynote. Professor Kurth studied under Huntington at Harvard and knew him for forty years. Panelists will include Kenneth Minogue, president of the legendary Mont Pelerin Society. Please mark on your calendar April 18-20 at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York.

We are examining various distribution methods for our programming events to broaden both its geographical and student/public constituencies and want to continue to expand the breadth and depth of our events. Our efforts to support free and open discourse on the important issues defined in our charter is more important than ever.

Please help us if you can and enjoy our 2012 Annual Report. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me ( or Robert Paquette (



Richard A. Erlanger
President, Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization


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