The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Professor Joseph Fornieri, Department of Political Science, Rochester Institute of Technology will speak on his new book “Lincoln: Philosopher and Statesman”(Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), on Monday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center, Hamilton College. The event is open to the public.
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A panel discussion will immediately follow the lecture. AHI Resident Fellow Dr. David Frisk and the honorable Frank J. Williams, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island and co-founder of the Lincoln Forum, will participate with Dr. Fornieri. AHI Charter Fellow and Hamilton College Professor of History Douglas Ambrose will serve as moderator.
Dr. Fornieri is also the Director of the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty, which is in affiliation with the AHI. Among his accomplishments, Fornieri has received RIT’s Provost’s Award for outstanding teaching for junior faculty and the Eisenhart Award for outstanding teaching for tenured faculty. In 2009, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach First Amendment and American Political Thought at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln’s Political Faith(2005), an acclaimed scholarly work that explores Lincoln’s religion and politics as well as the author or editor of several other books on Abraham Lincoln’s political thought and statesmanship. Fornieri served as a member of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, 1809-2009 and is an acting Board Member of the Lincoln Forum.