Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies

Historian: United States engaged in 'twilight struggle' with China, Russia

While Russia and China are trying to assert their positions on a global scale, historian and author Hal Brands says the United States' relationship with allies can sustain it through the tense conflict.

Sep 9, 2022


University initiative will create culture of civil conversation, interrupt polarization

Four campus partners have collaborated to bring to Grand Valley and the community a yearlong series of programs designed to foster a culture of civil conversation and provide participants with tools to interrupt polarization.

Aug 25, 2022


PTSD, mental health focus of Hidden Wounds of War Conference

The annual conference presented by the Hauenstein Center identifies PTSD's roots and helps develop pathways for therapy and treatment.

May 13, 2022


Teacher's words inspired Wheelhouse Talks speaker

Wayman Britt, former county administrator/controller for Kent County, spoke to the graduating students from the Cook Leadership Academy on April 28 as part of the Wheelhouse Talks series.

May 3, 2022


Hauenstein Center hosting panel discussion on Ukraine-Russia conflict

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will host a discussion April 13, featuring three GVSU lecturers analyzing the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its political and economic ramifications for the two nations, Europe and the world.

Apr 11, 2022


Family, friends remember Ralph Hauenstein on his 110th birthday

Hauenstein died in 2016 at the age of 103, but those who knew him remembered a man grounded in faith who always looked for the best in people and remained haunted by what he had seen in combat during World War II.

Mar 16, 2022


Hauenstein speaker: What we can learn from Presidents Day

The federal holiday most associated with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln serves as a reminder to the importance of the presidency and how transformative the role was in the age's politics, said Lindsay Chervinsky, scholar, author and lecturer.

Feb 25, 2022


Yale professor: Prejudice, discrimination persist due to idea of "iconic ghetto"

Elijah Anderson, the Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies at Yale University, spoke as part of Grand Valley's King Commemoration Week, discussing how the stereotypes associated with the "iconic ghetto" linger to this day.

Jan 20, 2022


Slate of speakers will reflect on legacy of King during commemoration week events

To commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Grand Valley will host four virtual or in-person presentations by speakers and a day of service.

Jan 11, 2022


GVSU honors veterans, announces new initiatives

Students, faculty and staff members who served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard were honored November 11 at the Eleventh Annual Veterans Day Breakfast, hosted by President Philomena V. Mantella.

Nov 11, 2021