jones day group AHS 1.jpg.png

Our Principles

The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit, membership organization dedicated to promoting constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in foreign, economic, and national security policy. As we build a national network of outstanding students, faculty, and professionals, we sponsor debates at colleges and universities, as well as in major cities, and provide other opportunities for our members to flourish intellectually, professionally, and personally.

Our members—on 50 campuses, as well as in Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC—are united by basic convictions about the United States and its role in the world. 


An appreciation that the world remains a dangerous place in which our power must be exercised with prudence, and where the primary threats to our security come from states that deny freedom to their own people and from non-state actors who embrace hatred and violence;

A firm belief that, time and again, in peace and in war, the ability of the American political system to profit from vigorous public discussion has proved its worth; and that, at this moment in our history, our public discussion of foreign, economic, and national security policy stands very much in need of renewal. 

A conviction, rooted in the history of the last century, that the world is a better, safer, and more prosperous place when the United States is willing and able to lead; and a commitment to maintaining the moral authority and material strength on which that leadership rests; 

A clear recognition that, in such a world, our true friends and reliable partners are other democratic nations with whom we share an enduring commonality of values, and not simply a temporary convergence of interests; 

A measured pride in the success of the American experiment; an understanding that America’s greatness is the result of its commitment to individual liberty, limited government, economic freedom, the rule of law, human dignity, and democracy; and a belief that the fundamental aim of every aspect of our policy, foreign and domestic, must be to defend these principles at home and ultimately to encourage their spread abroad.

Board of Directors


Dan Blumenthal

American Enterprise Institute

Co-Founder & Secretary

Aaron Friedberg

Princeton University

Co-Founder & President

David McCormick

Bridgewater Associates

Roy Katzovicz

Saddle Point Group, LLC

Co-Founder & Chairman

Arvind Sanger

Geosphere Capital Management, LLC

Laurence Zuriff



Roger Hertog

Hertog Foundation

Board Member Emeritus

Board of Advisors

Elliott Abrams Council on Foreign Relations

Gerard Alexander University of Virginia

Max Boot Council on Foreign Relations

Jennifer Bryson Center for Islam and Religious Freedom

Ian Brzezinski Atlantic Council

Kara Bue Armitage International

James Carafano The Heritage Foundation

Eliot Cohen Johns Hopkins University, SAIS

Elbridge Colby Center for a New American Security

Ambassador J. D. Crouch United Service Organizations

Jacqueline Deal Long Term Strategy Group

Michael Doran Hudson Institute

Colin Dueck George Mason University

Mackenzie Eaglen American Enterprise Institute

Thomas Farr Georgetown University

Peter Feaver Duke University

Michael Green Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jakub Grygiel Catholic University

Kerry Healey Babson College

Brian Hook Latitude LLC, (Currently in Government Service)

John Hannah Foundation for Defense of Democracies

William Inboden University of Texas, Austin

Robert Kagan Brookings Institution

Charles Kesler Claremont McKenna College

James C. Kraska Foreign Policy Research Institute

William Kristol Weekly Standard

Daniel Leger Akre Capital Management

Robert Lieber Georgetown University

Thomas Mahnken Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Peter Mansoor The Ohio State University

Wess Mitchell Center for European Policy Analysis, (Currently in Government Service) 

Henry R. Nau George Washington University

Michael O’Hanlon Brookings Institution

Mackubin Thomas Owens Foreign Policy Research Institute

General David Petraeus (Ret.) KKR Global Institute

Ambassador Mitchell Reiss Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Stanley Renshon City University of New York

Stephen Rosen Harvard University

Michael Rubin American Enterprise Institute

Eric Sayers Beacon Global Strategies

Kori Schake International Institute for Strategic Studies

Randall Schriver Armitage International, (Currently in Government Service)

Ambassador Kristen Silverberg Institute of International Finance

Ashley Tellis Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Roger Zakheim Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

National Staff

Dr. Gabriel Scheinmann

Executive Director

Cherise Trump

Program Manager

Sydney Scribner

Program Development Assistant

Eamonn Bellin

Program Assistant


National Office


The Alexander Hamilton Society
1875 Connecticut Ave. , NW
10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009
United States of America


If you have questions about your chapters, are interested in starting AHS at your school, or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call!