The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) congratulates Philip J. Parkes on his award of a prestigious summer fellowship by the Hertog Foundation.  Parkes, an AHI undergraduate fellow from Camillus, New York, is completing his junior year at Hamilton College, where he is majoring in history.

AHI Undergraduate Fellow Philip Parkes (seated on the left)

AHI Undergraduate Fellow Philip Parkes (seated on the left)

The Hertog Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers high-caliber educational programs in political philosophy, economics, history, and the art of warfare to elite college students as well as graduate students. The structure of the Foundation’s 1-2 week long summer classes, which include intensive seminar discussions and interaction with a host of distinguished public men and women, allows participants to approach intellectual questions from a sustained, intensive perspective.

“As a Supreme Court Hertog ‘fellow,’ Parkes observed, “I have been awarded a scholarship to spend one week studying methods of judicial interpretation in five landmark Supreme Court cases.  The seminar will be taught by a specialist in federal regulation at Boyden Gray and Associates.  He is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School and former clerk for David B. Sentelle, Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The intensive program will keep us busy from dawn-to-dusk with morning classes, afternoon lectures, and evening networking opportunities.”

“Phil Parkes has followed one prestigious summer fellowship with another,” noted AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette.  “In 2015 he won a prestigious fellowship with the American Enterprise Institute.  The Hertog fellowships are also highly competitive.  Those of us at the AHI who have nurtured Phil over the years recognize him as an energetic and versatile young scholar with an impressive range of intellectual interests. His success in these national competitions comes as no surprise to me.”

I am deeply grateful,” Parkes added, “for everything that Professor Paquette and Professor Ambrose, as well as the other AHI scholars, have done to help me further my education. Thanks to their support and encouragement, after this summer I will have had the opportunity to pursue my academic and career interests in Washington, D.C. for two summers in a row.”