The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that the Tenth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium will co-sponsor the Inaugural Churchill Institute Colloquium, “Western Civilization, Diversity, and the Liberal Arts in the 21st Century.”  The three-day event will take place March 30 – April 2 at the Hilton Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut.  Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University, one this country’s most prominent public intellectuals, will deliver the keynote address.

In 2016, the AHI announced the creation of the independent Churchill Institute under the direction of Dr. Gregory Smith, Professor of Political Science, Trinity College. The Churchill Institute’s inaugural colloquium will hold four sessions, open to the public, on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. Rooms are available at the Hartford Hilton (Phone: 860-728-5151) at the special rate of $139/ night, exclusive of taxes.  Please mention that you are with the Churchill Institute event.

Keynote speaker Professor Robert P. George, is the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He served as chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and before that on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He also served as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST). He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He is also on the Board of Academic Advisors of the AHI. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard University and the degree of D.Phil. from Oxford University. In November of 2016 he received the degrees of B.C.L. and D.C.L. from Oxford.

For additional information contact Julia Gorka, julia.gorka@trincoll.edu, or Robert L. Paquette, bob@theahi.org.

 Tentative Schedule
Inaugural Churchill Institute Colloquium
Tenth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium
March 30 – April 2, 2017
“Western Civilization, Diversity, and the Liberal Arts in the 21st Century”
March 30-April 2, 2017

       Location:  Hilton Hotel, 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone:  860-728-5151

Thursday, March 30
3:00 PM: Hotel check-in
4:30 – 6:00 PM: Cocktail reception
6:00 PM: Recognition Ceremony/Commence Banquet
7:00 PM: Keynote Address – Robert P. George, Princeton University
9:30 PM: Hospitality Suite

Friday March 31
8:00 – 9:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Session 1: “Origins of the Attack on Western Civilization”
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 PM Session 2: “Broadening and Intensification of the Attack”
5:30 – 7:00 PM: Cocktail reception
7:30 PM: Dinner
9:30 PM: Hospitality suite

Saturday April 1
8:00 – 9:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Session 3: “Origins of the Western Liberal Arts Tradition”
12:30 – 2:00 PM: Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 PM Session 4: “Reconstituting the Liberal Arts in the 21st Century”
5:30 – 7:00 PM: Cocktail reception
Dinner can be done independently at many restaurants within walking distance of the Hilton.

Sunday April 2
11:00 AM Hotel check-out

List of Sponsors:
The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
The Thomas Smith Foundation

For additional information about the Churchill Institute and the Menges Colloquia, see http://thecinst.org/ and http://theahi.org/initiatives/ahi-colloquia/.