The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that the Tenth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium will co-sponsor the Inaugural Churchill Institute Colloquium, “Western Civilization, Diversity, and the Liberal Arts in the 21st Century.” The three-day event will take place March 30 – April 2 at the Hilton Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University, one this country’s most prominent public intellectuals, will deliver the keynote address.
2/13/2017 Update: The schedule, readings, and participant listing have been finalized:
In 2016, the AHI announced the creation of the independent Churchill Institute under the direction of Dr. Gregory Smith, Professor of Political Science, Trinity College. The Churchill Institute’s inaugural colloquium will hold four sessions, open to the public, on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. Rooms are available at the Hartford Hilton (Phone: 860-728-5151) at the special rate of $139/ night, exclusive of taxes. Please mention that you are with the Churchill Institute event.
Keynote speaker Professor Robert P. George, is the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He served as chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and before that on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He also served as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST). He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He is also on the Board of Academic Advisors of the AHI. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard University and the degree of D.Phil. from Oxford University. In November of 2016 he received the degrees of B.C.L. and D.C.L. from Oxford.