The Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty is pleased to announce the First Advanced Placement Friday, February 6 at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), CIMS, Louise Slaughter Hall, Rooms 2210-2240 (Second floor) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is first come first serve and there is limited availability. There is a $10 fee for high school students which includes lectures, lunch, and document package. To register, please contact Joseph Fornieri, Professor of Political Science Director at or 585-475-5889.

The course will provide area high school students with a college learning experience led by top teacher-scholars who seek to enrich their understanding of the role of statesmanship in American history and government and will help prepare them for their Advancement Placement exams in History and Political Science in May. The Center is in affiliation with the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI).


9:00-9:30: Introduction: “Reviving Statesmanship”
—Dr. Joseph R. Fornieri, Director of the Center for Statesmanship at RIT

9:30-10:20: “Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln: The Political Leadership of a Radical Reformer & Statesman”
—Dr. John Daly, History Dept. at SUNY Brockport and Dr. Joseph R. Fornieri

10:30-11:20: “The New Science of Politics: The Statesmanship of Publius in Federalist Papers 9, 10, & 51”
—Dr. Sean Sutton, Chair of Political Science Dept. at RIT

11:30-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:20: “The Hamiltonian vs. Jeffersonian Vision of the American Republic”
—Dr. Ken Deutsch, SUNY Geneseo, Dept. of Political Science

1:30-2:20: “The Political Leadership of Two Local Ladies: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony”
—Dr. Rebecca Edwards, Chair of History Dept. at RIT