The Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History has invited Robert Paquette, co-founder of the AHI, to speak at the National Summit on Building Academic Centers, May 9-11, at Austin, Texas. Hosted by the Western Civilization and American Institutions program at the University of Texas at Austin (Yes, U Texas is allowed to have such things), the meeting will gather scholars from across the country to converse about effective strategies for restoring American history and the history of Western culture to the center of academic life.

Paquette will speak on the “Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Alexander Hamilton Center:  A Parable on Center Building.”  His talk will address the role of trustees in the curricular chaos that now besets even the most prestigious liberal arts colleges and universities, why an open curriculum is a betrayal of the ethos of a liberal arts college, and the impact of the “diversity cartel” in silencing and marginalizing right-of-center students.