Dr. H. Lee Cheek Jr., a professor of political science and religion for the University of North Georgia, has been named a senior fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) in Hamilton, N.Y.
AHI seeks to advance scholarship and debate on the subjects of freedom, democracy, and capitalism, and is dedicated to the legacy of Alexander Hamilton for his role in the founding and survival of the American republic.
Dr. Robert Paquette, one of the founders of AHI, said, “Dr. Cheek will contribute mightily to AHI's effort to offer a rich menu of scholarly activities—lectures, colloquia, conferences, fellowships, internships, and awards—to educational institutions in upstate New York and across the country in support of scrupulous research into American history, politics, Western culture, and of reasoned conversations about them.”
Dr. Cheek was chosen as a senior fellow due to his valuable knowledge of Southern intellectual tradition, and as a senior fellow, he will bring that knowledge to bear at the many intellectual conferences sponsored by AHI.