June 21, 2013
The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization held its fifth annual summer conference on June 20 and June 21, 2013. This year's readings were selected from What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song, edited by Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub. The anthology is designed to explore the question: who are we as Americans? Readings included statements by public figures such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Theodore Roosevelt, and short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Willa Cather, Alice Walker, and Ralph Ellison.
Discussion leaders were Diana Schaub, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University, Maryland, and Peter Paul Seaton, Jr. Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. Mary's Seminar & University, Baltimore. The annual summer conference is held at the Alexander Hamilton Institute in Clinton, New York, and is co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science, Baylor University. Conference organizers were Mary and David Nichols, Baylor University. Eleven current PhD students and alums from Baylor were in attendance, as well as Professors Timothy Burns and David Clinton.
Summer 2013 Conference Participants
(L)AHI Bob Paquette's addresses attendees
(R)Conference organizers: Mary and David Nichols
Photos Copyright 2013 Tom Loughlin Jr, Utica, N.Y.
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