The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce our receipt of a $22,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation in support of the Ninth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium “Tolerance, the Constitution, and the Limits of an Open Society” which will be held April 14-16, 2016, at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.

Charter Fellow Bob Paquette expressed the AHI’s deepest appreciation to the Charles Koch Foundation. “We are grateful to the Charles Koch Foundation for supporting our ninth annual colloquium,” said Paquette. Their support of our programming allows us to further our mission to promote excellence in scholarship through the study of freedom, democracy, and capitalism as these ideas were developed and institutionalized in the United States and within the larger tradition of Western culture.”

Exploring the theme “Tolerance, the Constitution, and the Limits of an Open Society,” the ninth annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium will feature several distinguished panelists and speakers. This year, the event commences on Thursday evening, April 14 with a special keynote address from Dr. Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs of the Cato Institute and Publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review.

Fifteen scholars from a variety of disciplines will join our panel to discuss critical national issues such as terrorism, marriage, campus politics, and immigration. Sessions on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 are open to the public. To register, contact Bob Paquette at, or (315) 292-2267.