The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Charter Fellow Robert Paquette has been chosen to moderate the opening day panel at the National Association Scholars (NAS) 25th Anniversary Conferenceon Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Harvard Club in New York City. Entitled “A Mighty Maze: Charting the Future of American Higher Education,” the conference will summon a larger, liberating view of what higher education can do and will address important issues in higher education today such as broken budgets, big debt and declining standards.

AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette

Paquette will moderate the first panel discussion of the conference “The Illiberal Arts: Politicization and Academic Decline.” Panel contributors include Richard Fonte, NAS Member, Charles Geshekter, California State University, Chico, Michael Toscano, NAS and Ashley Thorne, NAS. Author Thomas Wolfe will be the keynote speaker to the NAS 25th anniversary celebration.

The AHI will have a table of guests at Saturday’s dinner, including Senior Fellow Theodore J. Eismeier and board members Bob Hamill (with his wife Tracy) and J. Hunter Brown. Board member Carl Menges will be on hand for Friday’s panel discussion.