The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) has awarded Henry Tyler, an undergraduate from Hamilton College, the Fifth Annual James Piereson fellowship. Mr. Tyler received the $3,000 fellowship to work on a joint international relations project this summer with AHI’s Dr. David Frisk.

Mr. Tyler from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, Hamilton Class of 2025, has studied in Berlin, Germany. He and Dr. Frisk have been reading and discussing assignments from major works by Henry Kissinger, Yale historian Paul Kennedy, and others, with an emphasis on the Cold War. In the last four weeks of the 10-week tutorial, they will read about and discuss current international relations issues, including ideological conflict between the United States and its adversaries. He credited Dr. Juliana Pilon of AHI’s summer national security program (WaPoNS) for sparking an interest in the subject.

Mr. Tyler is majoring in world politics with a focus on European politics at Hamilton College. He hopes to pursue a career in foreign affairs or national security. Among his accomplishments, he is on the college’s baseball team and plays French horn in its orchestra.

“I’m impressed by how closely what I’m studying with Dr. Frisk relates to what we’re seeing in today’s international relations,” Mr. Tyler notes. “I believe the work I’m doing with AHI is incredibly important, because without learning what measures were historically taken to handle tumultuous relations, we hinder our ability to adequately address comparable tensions. The gravity of today’s issues makes Dr. Frisk’s lessons and insights especially necessary.”

“I have greatly enjoyed working with Henry as we draw insights from, then discuss, the rich history of the Cold War,” Dr. Frisk comments. “Along with his interest in exploring the possible relationship between that 20th-century struggle and today’s troubles, our study in this tutorial also strengthens my faith that some of America’s future foreign-affairs and national security professionals will continue to have the thoughtful historical perspective that is so necessary in their work.”

With this award, AHI honors James Piereson, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, and trustee of the William E. Simon Foundation. Dr. Piereson serves on numerous boards including The Pinkerton Foundation, the Thomas W. Smith Foundation, The Center for Individual Rights, the Foundation for Cultural Review, the American Spectator Foundation, Donors Trust, the William F. Buckley, Jr., Program at Yale University, and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He has published dozens of articles in leading journals and newspapers and is the author of Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism (2007); The Inequality Hoax (2014); Why Redistribution Fails (2015) and Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order (2015). He received his Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University in 1973.