Club Feature: Alexander Hamilton Society

By: Bina Davidson  |  October 29, 2020
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By Bina Davidson on behalf of Features Staff

Each month, the YU Observer aims to highlight one club available to the YU undergraduate community. For the October issue, the YU Observer is highlighting “The Alexander Hamilton Society.”

Club Name: Alexander Hamilton Society 

Heads: Noam Josse, Yael Evgi, Joseph Stern, Ely Bloch, David Lifschitz, David Rubin, Judah Fortgang

Relevant Campus(es): Both the Beren and the Wilf campus

What is your club’s mission statement?: The Alexander Hamilton Society is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, national organization that seeks to identify, educate, and launch young men and women into foreign policy and national security careers imbued with the Hamiltonian perspective of strong and principled American leadership in global affairs.

Why is this club important?: In a time of divisive partisanship it is important to create professional avenues for dialogue between opposing sides and AHS provides such a forum for foreign policy discussions.

What was your pull to get involved in/start the club?: “As a Political Science student, there are certain opportunities and events on our campus which are helpful and exciting, but the AHS society is aiming to bring even more. The Society’s mission is not only to help educate students of political science on foreign policy and contemporary political issues but also to help bring career opportunities and networking to the table. I’m so excited to be representing this club for the  Beren Campus and to bring  exciting events for us this semester” -Yael Evgi 

What are some things your club has done in the past? (If the club is not new): The club is new! But maybe by the time the Observer writes about us we will have had our event with Professor Jonathan Cristol of YU and Kenneth Pollack (former CIA analyst) about the Israel-UAE Deal.

What are some plans you have for this semester/future semesters?: We plan to have discussion groups, a reading group and bring in interesting speakers.

What is your favorite OSL-provided food for club events?: Definitely chop-chop. AHS provides us with money for food, so hopefully we can have lots of chop chop.

With COVID, how is your club adjusting?: We will be having our speaker events and discussions over zoom instead of in person.

What is your advice to someone looking to get involved on campus?: Come to our Events! Join our Whatsapp group chat https://chat.whatsapp.com/J0gInz2df3F05d7gK7s5Bw

Are you a YU undergraduate club head interested in seeing your club featured in a future edition? Email us at theyuobserver@gmail.com with your club name and the names of the club heads!

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