The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization’s (AHI) Publius Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Kazin, Professor of History at Georgetown University will speak on “The Election of 1896,” Thursday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College. The event is open to the public.

Dr. Michael Kazin is a historian of politics and social movements – mostly of the United States and Professor of history at Georgetown University. His published works include Dissent magazine where he is co-editor; author of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan; and co-author with Maurice Isserman of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s. Dr. Kazin is a regular contributor to such newspapers, periodicals, and websites as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The American Prospect, Politico, and The New Republic, where he has an on-line column. Dr. Kazin obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1983.

“The Election of 1896,” is the sixth in a series of Presidential lectures designed by the AHI’s Publius Society. The Publius Society is an AHI Undergraduate Fellows program for those with a common interest in exploring outside the confines of the classroom, important issues of the American constitutional order and how they bear on contemporary politics.