9/14/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Alexander Hamilton Society at Ashland University will host an Open House on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Ashland University Library. The event is free and open to the public and food and drinks will be provided.
The open house will feature Dr. Chris Burkett, associate professor of political science at Ashland University, speaking on “Immigration and National Security: Lessons from the American Founding.” There will be a question-and-answer session following the speech.
Burkett joined Ashland University in 2005. He teaches American political thought and institutions courses, and his fields of expertise include the American founding, American foreign policy and political philosophy. Burkett serves as faculty advisor to Student Senate and is co-director of the Ashbrook Scholar Progam. He was named Outstanding Male Faculty Member of the Year in 2008. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland University and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in politics from the University of Dallas.
The event also will include an explanation of the Alexander Hamilton Society, which is dedicated to promoting constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in foreign, economic and national security policy. The organization affirms the following basic convictions:
-- A measured pride in the success of the American experiment; America’s greatness is a result of its founding principles, including but not limited to rule of law, natural rights, and limited government;
-- A conviction in the importance of American leadership in the world;
-- An appreciation for the need for prudent exercise of American power;
-- A recognition of the strength of international partnerships built on the shared basic principles of democracy and the rule of law;
-- A firm belief in the importance of vigorous public discussion to the American political system.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.