David Aldrich Nelson Lecture

Alexander Riley Lecture: “Sacredness and the Constitution: A Properly Conservative View of our Most Important National Document”

Alexander Riley, Professor of Sociology, Bucknell University, delivers the 15th Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence on Constitution Day, September 17 @ 7:00 p.m. He presents “Sacredness and the Constitution: A Properly Conservative View of our Most Important National Document” https://youtu.be/w8PzIM35Eas Professor Riley, an AHI senior fellow, earned his Ph.D. from the University of [...]

Alexander Riley to Deliver 15th Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Alexander Riley, Professor of Sociology, Bucknell University, will deliver the 15th Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence on Constitution Day, September 17.  The lecture will be available on our website at 7:00 p.m. He will present “Sacredness and the [...]

Constitution Day Video: Joe Fornieri, “Freedom for the Thought We Hate”

On Constitution Day, September 17, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) partnered with Department of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to present the 14th Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence.  Dr. Joseph Fornieri, an AHI senior fellow and professor of political science at [...]

AHI Celebrates Constitution Day

“The United States Constitution,” observed Richard Epstein, one of the most cited legal scholars of his generation, “must, on any neutral evaluation, count as the greatest triumph of political statecraft in the history of the World.”  To commemorate this great triumph, the Constitution’s framing and signing, Congress passed legislation in 2004 that set aside [...]

AHI Mourns the Passing of Carl B. Menges

Carl B. Menges, the driving force behind the creation of The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI), passed away at his home in East Hampton, New York, on Wednesday September 8.  “More than two decades ago,” observed AHI President Robert Paquette, “the idea of a center, inspired by the remarkable [...]

Joseph Fornieri to Deliver 14th Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Joseph Fornieri, Professor of Political Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, will deliver the 14th Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence.  The lecture will take place on Constitution Day, September 17, in RIT’s Carlson Auditorium, Room 1125, at [...]

From The President’s Desk

From the President’s Desk 2 December 2020 A Message from The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI): Dear Friends of AHI: We need your support.  The Covid pandemic and the deep political divide that exists in the country have affected all of us.  Layoffs and economic uncertainties have diminished charitable giving. [...]

RealClearMedia Publishes Feature Story on AHI

RealClear Education, a subdivision of the RealClear Media Group, has published a feature story on The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI). RealClear Education “is one of the Internet’s leading voices on global education news and commentary.” In “Alexander Hamilton Institute Seeks to Bridge America’s Divisions,” Mike Sabo, an editor [...]

AHI’s David Frisk Delivers 13th Annual David Aldrich Nelson Lecture

In 2008, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) created the David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence to honor a distinguished member of its board of directors. The annual event is typically held at a venue open to the public on Constitution Day (September 17).  The Covid pandemic, however, forced [...]

Message from the President’s Desk: AHI and the Coronavirus

March 20, 2020 Dear Friends and Supporters of AHI: COVID-19, the coronavirus, is presenting formidable challenges to us all. Each of us must now make hard choices about how to live our lives and what level of risk is acceptable in conducting our daily affairs in everything from finding groceries to helping loved ones. Yet, [...]

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