On Sunday, 5 December, the Alexander Hamilton Institute celebrated its Undergraduate Fellows at a holiday party featuring a performance by Special K, a Hamilton College chorale group. More than seventy AHI Undergraduate Fellows participate in the intellectual life of AHI.

From left to right, Laura Stern, Andre Zakowrotny, Kristina Zambelli, Nathan Burbank, Holly Donaldson

Fellows are among the leaders of the Publius Society and the Christopher Dawson Society. Fellows Thomas Cheeseman and Adam Vorcheimer helped launch a reading group about Friedrich Hayek, which convened recently with its counterpart at the University of Rochester for a meeting with Duke University Professor Bruce Caldwell, author of Hayek’s Challenge (University of Chicago Press, 2004). Other fellows participate in AHI’s American Scripture program, headed by resident fellow Christopher Hill, a prize-winning teacher and author.  Professor Hill teaches a course, open to the public and free of charge, that combines students, local educators, professionals, and other citizens in reading and discussing core documents in American history.

This spring, two AHI undergraduate fellows will present papers at a conference on the American polity sponsored by Princeton’s James Madison Program and Georgetown’s Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy. All AHI undergraduate fellows are encouraged during their college career to make public presentations about their ideas and academic research. The campus representatives of AHI Undergraduate Fellows are Maggie Goulder ’13 and Kayla Safran ‘13