The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Roger Scruton, one of the most influential philosophers of his generation, will speak on “The Law of the Land: Reflections on Law and Migration.”   The event will take place Thursday, October 15, at 8:00 p.m. in the Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.  The AHI is co-sponsoring Dr. Scruton’s appearance with Skidmore College and its Benjamin Franklin Forum.

Dr. Scruton, a specialist in aesthetics, has been called the most accomplished conservative philosopher since Edmund Burke.  He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University in 1972.  He has published more than thirty books, including several novels, and composed two operas.  His most recent books include The Soul of the World (2014), How to be a Conservative (2014), and Notes from Underground (2014), a novel about Czechoslovakia. In 1982, he helped found The Salisbury Review, a British journal devoted to limited government and the preservation of the best of traditional Western culture, and served as its editor for nearly two decades.

For additional information, contact Dr. Flagg Taylor, Department of Government, Skidmore College, 315-580-5244,