Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies

Hauenstein Center welcomes White House historian for Presidents Day event

Matthew Costello serves as director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at the White House Historical Association.

Feb 16, 2024


Khalilah Burt Gaston shares experiences during Wheelhouse Talks Series

Gaston, executive director of the Song Foundation, will share her expertise and insight at Friday's Wheelhouse Talks Series presented by the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy in partnership with the Frederik Meijer Honors College.

Feb 14, 2024


Hauenstein to host panel discussion on U.S. immigration policy

The Hauenstein Center's Common Ground Initiative brings policy analysts to the Pew Grand Rapids Campus for a bipartisan discussion on immigration and how U.S. citizens can play an empowering role.

Jan 23, 2024


Forge your character and build a foundation: MLK Week speaker

The Hauenstein Center and the Office of Inclusion & Equity welcomed TaRita Johnson as their event's keynote speaker as part of Grand Valley's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week.

Jan 19, 2024


Area educational institutions partner to bring Melissa Harris-Perry as speaker during MLK event

The author and educator will give three presentations in West Michigan, including during a January 16 event at the Kirkhof Center.

Jan 8, 2024


Wheelhouse Talks series to feature KCON's Tricia Thomas

The Wheelhouse Talks, a signature program of the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy, presents leaders from a variety of backgrounds to share their philosophies and expertise with the Laker community.

Nov 30, 2023


Cook Leadership Academy alumni return to speak with academy students

Students in the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy will hear from program alumni on October 27 about the importance of empowerment through their communities.

Oct 25, 2023


Faye Richardson-Green will share life experiences in lecture series

The talk opens the 2023-2024 Wheelhouse Talks and the Meijer Lecture Series, which present leaders from a variety of backgrounds to share their philosophies and expertise with the Grand Valley community.

Sep 26, 2023


Constitution Day speaker: Founding Fathers wanted active legislative branch in religious freedom cases

Vincent Phillip Muñoz, the Tocqueville Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, discussed the intent of the Founding Fathers when it came to the First Amendment and the Establishment Clause.

Sep 20, 2023


Hauenstein panel: Middle class essential to empowered citizenship

The middle class' declining economic power poses the greatest threat to empowering American democracy and its citizens, according to the two speakers at the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies' premiere event of its 2023-2024 season.

Sep 8, 2023