The Edmund Burke Association, a student organization, founded within the Hamilton College Republican Club and devoted to the study of political thought and political theory, will host Christina Hoff Sommers. She will lecture on “The Failure of Feminism.”

Ms. Sommers earned her B.A. at New York University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Brandeis University. She worked as a philosophy professor in Ethics at Clark University and is currently a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. She is one of the founding members of the Independent Women’s Forum. Sommers is the author of Right and Wrong: Basic Readings in Ethics (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1986); Who Stole Feminism; How Women Have Betrayed Women (Simon & Schuster 1994); The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men (Simon & Schuster,2001); Vice & Virtue in Everyday Life (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1985); and OneNation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture Is Eroding Self-Reliance(St. Martin’s Griffin, 2006).

The public lecture will take place at 7 pm in the Events Barn on the campus of Hamilton College.  The AHI will host a private dinner in her honor before the event.