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Third Annual Alexander Hamilton Institute Conference

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Attendants of the third annual AHI Summer Conference, co-sponsored with the Department
of Political Science of Baylor University, stand before the entrance of the AHI's headquarters.
Professor Paul Cantor (center, front row) led a two-day discussion on the theme
of economic liberty and literature, examining texts by Christopher Marlowe, Benjamin Jonson,
and William Shakespeare.

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Paul Cantor with AHI Undergraduate Fellows (l to r) Chip Sinton, Jon Sanford, Marta
Johnson, Will Eagan, Thomas Cheeseman, and Resident Fellow Professor Christopher Hill.

The Alexander Hamilton Institute held its Third Annual Summer Conference June 27-28. Paul Cantor, Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia, directed five sessions on the theme of "Economic Liberty and Literature in the plays of William Shakespeare and Benjamin Jonson." Professor Cantor is not only an internationally known authority on Shakespeare but an intellectual of great range and erudition. He was Ludwig von Mises last student and has taught courses in political theory with Harvey Mansfield of Harvard University.

The AHI co-sponsors a summer conference annually with the Department of Political Science at Baylor University. Professor Mary Nichols and Professor David Nichols of Baylor's Department of Political Science, organize the conference in conjunction with the AHI. Conferees included professors form colleges and universities across the United States as well as graduate students from Baylor's Political Science Department. At the end of each session members of the audience were allowed to ask questions of the conferees.

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Schedule

Monday, June 27

9:30 Breakfast at the Alexander Hamilton Institute

10:45 Welcome and Introduction - Robert Paquette and Mary Nichols

Session 1: 11:00-12:30
Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe

12:30-1:30 Lunch, Alexander Hamilton Institute

Session 2: 1:30-3:00
The Alchemist, by Ben Jonson

Session 3: 3:30-5:00 (Reading is the same as Session 2)

6:30 - Picnic at Hatch Lake, hosted by the Nichols and sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Institute

Tuesday, June 28

9:30 Breakfast at the Alexander Hamilton Institute

Session 4: 11:00-12:30
The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare

12:30-1:30 Lunch, Alexander Hamilton Institute

Session 5: 1:30-3:00 (Reading is the same as Session 4)