The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Resident Fellow, Christopher Hill, has accepted a research fellowship at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis for the coming academic year. Dr. Hill will work with the James Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, participating in a seminar on the implications of a society that is moving beyond a traditional sense of morality and ethics.

AHI Resident Fellow Chris Hill

Dr. Hill came to the AHI after four years’ teaching in the Department of History at Hamilton College. He received his Ph.D. in medieval history at the University of Texas at Austin, where he specialized in the relationship between law and religion. His novel, Virtual Morality, completed while he was a graduate student, won the 1999 Editors Book Award from Pushcart Press. He is currently at work on a study of the medieval origins of the concept of liberty and has also partnered with the AHI in developing an online text and sourcebook for the teaching of Western Civilization. During the academic year, Dr. Hill will continue to teach his weekly continuing education course at the AHI.

The Stockdale Center was founded in 1998 in honor of its namesake, former POW Admiral James Stockdale, to empower leaders to make courageous ethical decisions. To further that mission, it sponsors research, publication and seminars. This year’s seminar will run from September to May, culminating in the sixth annual McCain conference, which will include participants from Command, Staff, and senior war colleges as well as undergraduate institutions. The AHI congratulates Dr. Hill on receiving this significant award.