The Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty (The Center) is pleased to announce the “Second Annual Advanced Placement Days” on Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Sessions will be held at the CIMS, Louise Slaughter Hall, Rooms 2210-2240 (Second floor) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.  Session readings can be found on The Center’s website. 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: Introduction: “Reviving Statesmanship: Lincoln’s Legacy”
—Dr. Joseph R. Fornieri, Director of the Center for Statesmanship at RIT

9:20: “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

10:15: “Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln: The Political Leadership of a Radical Reformer & Statesman”
—Dr. Joseph R. Fornieri, Political Science Dept. at RIT

11:10-12:10: Lunch (1 hour)

12:15-1:10: “The Hamiltonian vs. Jeffersonian Vision of the American Republic”
—Dr. John Daly, History Dept. at SUNY Brockport

1:15-2:05: “The Political Leadership of Two Local Ladies: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony”,
—Dr. Rebecca Edwards, Chair of History Dept. at RIT