The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization’s (AHI) is pleased to announce the upcoming fall 2012 meetings of the 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.

Meetings are open to the public, and, indeed, informed citizens are encouraged to attend as part of the AHI’s explicit mission to elevate civic literacy.  In 2012-2013 Publius will focus on presidential elections in American history. The Publius Society’s fall 2012 sessions are as follows:

Monday, September 10, 2012, 4:20 p.m.:  Election of 1860

Professor Douglas Egerton, Department of History, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, author of Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War (2010).  Monday, September 10, 2012 at 4:20 p.m., Room 127 (Red Pit) Kirner-Johnson Building, Hamilton College.

Saturday, October 6, 2012, 4:00 p.m.:  Election of 1960

Professor Maurice Isserman, Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, Hamilton College, co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s (200), Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m., Banquet Room, Alexander Hamilton Institute.

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 4:00 p.m.:  Election of 1980

Dr. David Frisk, author of If Not Us, Who? William Rusher, National Review, and the Conservative Movement (2012), Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 4:00 p.m., Westlake Media Center, Alexander Hamilton Institute.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:00 p.m.:  Election of 2012 (Pre-mortem)

Professor Theodore Eismeier, Senior Fellow, AHI and Emeritus Professor of Government, Hamilton College, co-author of Business, Money, and the Rise of Corporate PACs in American Politics (1988), Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., Westlake Media Center,  Alexander Hamilton Institute.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4:20 p.m.:  Election of 2012 (Post-mortem)

Professor Philip Klinkner, James S. Sherman Professor of Government, Hamilton College, author of (1994) The Losing Parties: Out-Party National Committees, 1956-1993. Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 4:20 p.m., Room 127 (Red Pit), Kirner-Johnson Building, Hamilton College.