The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization held the Fifth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium April 12-15, 2012, at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY. The keynote address “Numismatics and Limited Government” was given by social commentator Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books.

The colloquium was dedicated to “Binding the Minotaur: The Problem of Limited Government.” Students from Villanova University, the University of Rochester, Hamilton College, Hampden-Sydney College, and Skidmore College were in attendance.

Participants included: James Bradfield, Elias W. Leavenworth Professor of Economics, Hamilton College; Jennifer Dirmeyer, Assistant Professor of Economics, Hampden-Sydney College; Chris Hill, Resident Fellow, AHI; Kevin Honeycutt, Classics Philosophy & Religion, Sweet Briar College; Pamela Jensen, Professor of Political Science, Kenyon College; Adam Kissel, Vice President of Programs at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education; Robert Kraynak, Professor of Political Science, Colgate University; Daniel J. Mahoney, Chair and Professor of Political Science, Assumption College; Mark Malvasi, Isaac Newton Vaughan Professor of History, Randolph-Macon College; Tiffany Jones Miller Associate Professor of Politics, University of Dallas; Mike Rizzo, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Rochester; Charley Ruger, Program Manager, Higher Education at Charles Koch Foundation; Colleen Sheehan, Professor, Department of Political Science, Villanova University; Elaine Sternberg, University of Miami; Flagg Taylor, Assistant Professor of Government, Skidmore College.