The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabriel Scheinmann as its new Executive Director, effective January 25, 2016. Founded in 2010, AHS is a non-profit, non-partisan, national organization that fosters constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in American foreign, economic, and national security policy. Alexander Hamilton Society members share 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. Members take seriously the commitment to maintaining the moral authority and material strength on which that leadership rests.
“At a time of extreme turbulence and uncertainty in the international environment, and at a moment when our universities sometimes seem more interested in controlling speech than encouraging the free exchange of ideas, the Hamilton Society has a unique and vitally important mission. We need to encourage more young people to think seriously about their nation’s place in the world and about how to better promote and defend its interests and values,” said AHS President and Princeton University Professor Aaron Friedberg. “Gabe Scheinmann is a strong and proven leader with experience in the worlds of policy and scholarship. We are fortunate to have found a person of Gabe’s caliber to fill this essential position. He will bring dynamism and vision to the Alexander Hamilton Society.”
Scheinmann is an honors graduate of Harvard University and is currently completing his Ph.D. at Georgetown University. Before joining AHS, he worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as a research analyst and then served as the policy director at the Jewish Policy Center where he co-edited a journal of international affairs. He is a widely published author on U.S. national security and foreign policy.
“I am deeply honored by the trust placed in me by AHS and its Board of Directors,” said Scheinmann. “I am thrilled to be joining such a vibrant and exceptional organization and am eager to lead AHS as we broaden and deepen both our college and professional programing. Our country is at a hinge point in history and the training of the next generation of leaders is our most crucial task.”
“Gabe stood out with the right combination of energy, vision, and policy credentials,” said AHS Board member Dan Blumenthal. “We are at a critical time in AHS’s short history. I have no doubt that Gabe will lead AHS to strengthen our campus chapters, inspire our student leaders to pursue careers in foreign policy, and provide more opportunities for educational and professional growth.”
AHS currently has over 50 student-led chapters on college campuses nationwide, as well as professional chapters in New York and Washington, DC. Hamilton Society chapters sponsor debates and host speakers who ensure that students are exposed to a broader range of responsible opinions on the issues of the day. Through its campus programming and professional development opportunities, AHS supports students as they pursue careers in U.S. foreign policy.