The Watson-Brown Foundation seeks to “improve education in the American South by funding its schools and students, preserving its history, encouraging responsible scholarship, and promoting the memory and values of our spiritual founders.”  In a letter dated 24 February, Tad Brown, President of the Watson-Brown Foundation, announced that the AHI and Baylor University had received a major grant to support the participation of students in the University’s graduate program in Political Science Department to participate in the AHI April Colloquium: “Dedicated to a Proposition:  Examining the Relation between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution,” April 15-18, at theTurning Stone Resort.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for a group of talented Baylor graduate students with a serious interest in the American Founding to participate in the AHI conference on the Declaration and the Constitution,” commented Mary Nichols, Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Baylor University.  “The AHI has gathered a group of distinguished scholars who will have much to contribute to the education of these future professors.  We at Baylor are most grateful to AHI and Watson-Brown for making this possible.”

“Baylor University has an outstanding Department of Political Science,” observed AHI co-founder Robert Paquette, “and the University, now with Kenneth Starr at the helm, will continue its advance to the front ranks of elite universities in this country.  We are most grateful to Tad Brown, who presides over the premier foundation for the promotion of southern history and culture in the country, for supporting the participation of a southern contingent in the AHI colloquium. Stay tuned for major announcements about other collaborative endeavors.”