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Hauenstein Center/Common Ground Initiative

In a time of government partisanship and shutdown, Grand Valley’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies is focusing on what American political parties have in common.

The Common Ground Initiative challenges students, faculty, and staff, and the public to uncover the roots that connect the two major political traditions while exploring the challenges Americans face today.

A revolutionary concept in higher education, Common Ground uses open and respectful lectures, roundtables, and debates to explore what it means to be conservative or progressive in the 21st century. To help raise a new generation of ethical and effective leaders who can more readily find common ground, please give today.

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