The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that our Senior Fellow Professor Joseph Fornieri, Department of Political Science, Rochester Institute of Technology will be speaking on two upcoming radio shows about his book “Lincoln: Philosopher and Statesman”(Southern Illinois University Press, 2014) as well as the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death and the end of the Civil War. Professor Fornieri’s first radio interview will be Thursday, April 16 at 12:05 p.m. on WXXI Rochester, NY and the second will be on Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio on the Catholic Channel 129.

Fornieri is Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, New York, where he teaches American politics, political philosophy, and constitutional rights and liberties. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln’s Political Faith (2005), an acclaimed scholarly work that explores Lincoln’s religion and politics. He is also the author or editor of three other books on Abraham Lincoln’s political thought and statesmanship: The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln (2003; revised ed. 2009); (with Kenneth L. Deutsch) Lincoln’s American Dream: Clashing Political Perspectives (2005); and (with Sara V. Gabbard) Lincoln’s America, 1809-1865 (2008). His Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman will be published in the spring, 2014. In addition, Fornieri has co-edited (with Kenneth L. Deutsch) An Invitation to Political Thought (2009), an introductory text to the classic political thinkers of the Western tradition from Plato to Nietzsche.

Fornieri has won several teaching awards at RIT, including the Provost’s Award for outstanding teaching for junior faculty in 2002 and the Eisenhart Award for outstanding teaching for tenured faculty.  He was a Fulbright Lecturer, 2008-2009 in Prague, Czech Republic where he taught American political thought and First Amendment Law at Charles University.