AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) congratulates Charter Fellow Professor Robert Paquette on the Heroes of Conscience Award nomination by the American Freedom Alliance (AFA) for curriculum development in the study of Western civilization. The award will be presented to Professor Paquette at a gala reception in Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

The AFA is a non-political, non-aligned movement which promotes, defends and upholds Western values and ideals. Each year AFA offers an award(s) to those individuals it believes have made significant contributions to the advancement of Western values and ideals. Among the awardees in the past have been Prime Minister John Howard, UK, Parliamentarian Baroness Caroline Cox and Danish editor Flemming Rose. This year, the AFA focused on those few professors who have established courses in the study of Western civilization at their schools or colleges.

Professor Robert Paquette co-founded the AHI in 2007. He has served on various boards and was nominated by President George W. Bush for a seat on the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has taught at Hamilton College for thirty years. He held the Publius Virgilius Rogers Chair in American History for seventeen years until January 2011, when he resigned the title in protest.  Paquette received his B. A. cum laude in 1973 from Bowling Green State University; he received his Ph. D. with honors in 1982 from the University of Rochester.  A prize-winning scholar, he has published dozens of books and articles.

“We are extremely proud of Bob and all that he has accomplished,” said AHI President and Pasadena, CA resident Richard Erlanger. “His passion for the study of Western civilization is infectious.”