The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce the tentative schedule and participants for the Ninth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium April 14-16, 2016, at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.  The colloquium is devoted to the theme “Tolerance, the Constitution, and the Limits of an Open Society.” Dr. Roger Pilon Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute and Publisher, Cato Supreme Court Review will deliver the keynote address on Thursday evening, April 14. Sessions Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, which are open to the public, will discuss terrorism, marriage, campus politics, immigration and other pressing national issues.  Fifteen scholars from a variety of disciplines will participate on the panel.

Dr. Pilon received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from George Washington University.  In serving as publisher of the highly regarded Cato Supreme Court Review, a journal he helped found in 2001, he has stood at the forefront of an intellectual movement that seeks to “examine those [Supreme Court] decisions and cases in the light cast by the nation’s first principles—liberty and limited government—as articulated in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the Constitution.” Dr. Pilon joined the AHI’s Board of Academic Advisors in August 2015.

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