Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization’s Robert Paquette was recently interviewed by Campus Reform. The article reports that Paquette is the only “undergraduate professor from the top 50 liberal arts colleges that has donated to a Republican presidential candidate in the current election cycle.” “I do believe these numbers give an accurate representation of the political leanings of faculty on most college campuses” Paquette wrote in an e-mail to Campus Reform.

Robert Paquette holding crystal eagle, symbol of the Jeane Kirkpatrick Award, presented at the Ronald Reagan Dinner.

Robert Paquette is an expert on conservative thought and an advocate for the freedom of expression on college campuses. He holds a B.A. from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He is also the author of many books and articles including “Sugar Is Made with Blood: The Conspiracy of La Escalera and the Conflict between Empires over Slavery in Cuba and History” and “Women, Culture and Faith: Selected Writings of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese.” Paquette co-founded the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization in 2007.

In 20014, he received the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the American Conservative Union Foundation awarded him the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom. The prize honors the memory of Dr. Kirkpatrick, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, for her fierce defense of academic freedom.