On June 20 and 21, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) and the Department of Political Science, Baylor University held their eighth annual summer conference at AHI headquarters in Clinton, New York. This year’s theme, “The Cold War and American Statesmanship,” focused on writings by Ambassador George Kennan, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and President Ronald Reagan.   Dr. David Clinton, an expert on international relations, especially American foreign policy and diplomacy, and chairman of Baylor’s Department of Political Science, directed the discussion.  In five sessions over two days, participants explored the origin and evolution of the Cold War and the role of statesmanship in the course of its history.