Annelein de Dijn, Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the University of Amsterdam, spoke at the Alexander Hamilton Institute on Wednesday evening to participants in a group independent study that has formed under the supervison of AHI co-founder Robert Paquette.  Jouvenel (1903-1987), a charter member of the Mont Pelerin Society, published more than thirty books during his career.  His writings, which contain powerful critiques of social contract theory, the ethics of redistribution, utopian illusions, and state centralization, influenced a wide range of thinkers, including Irving Kristol, Friedrich Hayek, and Hannah Arendt.