Friends of the AHI:

Happy New Year. The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce the release of our 2013 Annual Report.  It details our programs and achievements over the last year.  We have much for which to be thankful as we enter our seventh year of operation, and we are proud of our accomplishments.  We encourage you to look inside for the many and varied achievements of the young men and women who have been nurtured by the AHI during their undergraduate years. During 2013 the AHI engaged hundreds of students on multiple campuses, extending its reach to students and adults with a wide array of programming. In 2014, the AHI will embark on several exciting initiatives for which we will need your continued support. 

2013 AHI Annual Report

A sampling: 

  • The AHI has stepped forward as a major sponsor of an annual undergraduate conference that will bring together a distinguished group of students in philosophy, history, economics, and political science from a number of elite colleges and universities to present papers and to enter into intensive conversations on the American polity.  In 2014, the AHI will co-sponsor the conference, March 28-29, with the Benjamin Franklin Forum at Skidmore College.  
  • This spring, the AHI will announce publicly the creation of a new affiliate, led by Dr. Joseph Fornieri, on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology.  
  • On April 3-5, the AHI will hold the Seventh Carl B. Menges Colloquium, “The West and War:  Strategic Challenges Past, Present, and Future, at the Turning Stone Resort. Michael D. Swaine, a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies, will keynote the event.  Conferees for the six sessions to follow include an impressive array of experts drawn from the military, intelligence, business, and government as well as the academy. 
  • In 2012, Eugene Genovese, one of this country’s most influential historian’s passed away.  He bequeathed to the AHI not only his entire collection of volumes in southern history, but also his papers. We will honor Dr. Genovese as well as his late wife, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, an eminent intellectual in her own right; by constructing a reading room for the Genovese collection at the AHI, to provide a unique resource for students and visiting scholars. 

For those who have already contributed to our mission, please know how much we appreciate your support. For our friends who have not yet contributed, we ask that you help us with the work ahead by making a gift to jump start us in 2014. 

Enjoy our 2013 Annual Report, and if you have any questions, please contact us at 



Richard Erlanger, President
Robert Paquette, Charter Fellow