The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) will co-sponsor a talk by Kenneth Minogue, former President of the Mont Pelerin Society and one of the leading political theorists of his generation, on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton College, Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center, Room GO27.  Dr. Minogue will speak on whether campaigns for social justice, a central theme of our time, are a threat to personal liberty.

Professor Kenneth Minogue

Professor Kenneth Minogue is also Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Honorary Fellow at the London School of Economics. In addition to his teaching, Minogue was the director of government and opposition for the Centre for Policy Studies, chairman for the euroskeptic Bruges Group from 1991-1993, and President of the Mount Pelerin Society from 2010-2012.  Formed after WWII, the Mount Pelerin Society is arguably the most important and prestigious organization of political and economic thinkers globally who are devoted to the maintenance of the principles of a free society in the world.

Professor Minogue has written dozens of books and articles on a wide variety of political and economic topics, including Alien Powers: The Pure Theory of Ideology (1985) and The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life (2010).