On 27 October, the AHI will host at its headquarters a Leadership Luncheon that features James Piereson, Senior Fellow and Director of Manhattan Institute’s Center for the American University and president of the William E. Simon Foundation.

Dr. Piereson is the author of Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism(Encounter 2007) and The Pursuit of Liberty: Can the Institutions that Made America Great Serve as a Model for the World? (Encounter 2009).

Fifteen invited undergraduates from Hamilton College will converse over lunch with Dr. Piereson on two prescribed readings:  Piereson’s review of Samuel Tanenhaus’s Is Conservatism Dead? and Mark Lilla’s “Taking the Right Seriously,” a recently published essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education by a non-conservative who wonders why so few self-identified right-of-center intellectuals exist on today’s college campuses.

This event will kick-off a series of luncheons in which the AHI will invite select students from area colleges and universities to meet and converse with distinguished guests.