The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that its Sixth Annual Summer Conference, co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science at Baylor University, will be held June 23-24 at 21 W. Park Row, Clinton, New York. The conference is open to the public, but seating is limited. Please call 315-292-2267, or contact Robert Paquette at to reserve a seat.  Dr. James Ceaser, Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics, University of Virginia, will direct the conference, which will focus on Alexis de Tocqueville’s classic study Democracy in America, one of the most influential assessments ever written about politics and culture in the United States.

Dr. Ceaser has taught at the University of Virginia for more than thirty years.  His books include Presidential Selection (1979), Liberal Democracy and Political Science (1992), Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought (2000), and Nature and History in American Political Development (2008). 

During five sessions, a number of scholars will converse with Dr. Ceaser on such themes as the American character, the impact of democracy on manners and society, and egalitarianism. AHI Senior Fellows David and Mary Nichols both from the Department of Political Science, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, have organized this year’s conference. 

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