Mary and David Nichols Conference in the Great Books

Nichols Great Book Conference at Baylor, October 8-9, on Totalitarianism

In 2020, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) postponed its annual Mary and David Nichols Great Book Conference because of the Covid pandemic.  We are pleased to announce that the department of Political Science at Baylor University has stepped up to co-sponsor the postponed event.  It will occur at Baylor [...]

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 [...]

Photos: AHI Summer Conference June 11-13 on Patriotism, Ancient and Modern

The AHI Summer Conference on "Patriotism Ancient and Modern," recently took place June 11-13 at the Treasure Valley Classical Academy in Fruitland, Idaho. Distinguished scholars Scott Yenor of Boise State University, David Azerrad of Hillsdale College, Arthur Milikh of the Claremont Institute Center for the American Way of Life, and Timothy Burns of Baylor [...]

AHI Summer Conference June 11-13 on Patriotism, Ancient and Modern

In 2018, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) announced that its annual summer conference, co-sponsored with Baylor University’s Department of Political Science, would be renamed the Mary and David Nichols Annual Conference in the Great Books. In doing so, AHI honored two outstanding professors who had thrown their support [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

AHI Announces Its New “Affirmations” Page: We Need Your Support

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce the addition to our website of a very special “Affirmations” section. It consists of scores of one or two paragraph quotations from persons around the country who have benefited from AHI programming.  We regard the page as a [...]

Nichols Great Book Conference Focuses on Tocqueville

In 2009, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) partnered with the Department of Political Science, Baylor University, to host a summer seminar on “Machiavelli and Shakespeare: Alternative Visions of Modern Politics.” Michael Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor, and Chairman, Department of Political Science, Notre Dame University and Catherine Heldt [...]

Nichols Great Books Conference to Be Held at Baylor, May 31 – June 1

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that the annual Mary and David Nichols Conference in the Great Books will be held at Baylor University, Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.   This year’s conference ‘“Full of Fears and Full of Hopes’: Conversations with Tocqueville on the Problems [...]

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