Events

Mary K. Hoodhood: Wheelhouse Talk

February 17, 2023 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kate Andersen Brower: Presidents' Day Celebration

February 21, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

See No Stranger: An Evening with Valarie Kaur

February 23, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Housing Solutions: What's Next?

March 16, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Welcome

Welcome to the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University.

What do we do? We support Grand Valley students and their leadership development. We work to advance knowledge and build community in the following areas:

We are a PRESIDENTIAL STUDIES CENTER. Our special collection of works authored by American presidents has been called “a uniquely valuable resource” by the Library of Congress.  

We focus on LEADERSHIP in keeping with the vision of our founder and benefactor, COL Ralph W. Hauenstein, and his friendship with Peter C. Cook. Our primary mission is to foster ethical, effective leadership for the 21st century, and our Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy is at the core of that charge. 

We strive to prepare a new generation of leaders to deal effectively with diverse ideas and cultures through our COMMON GROUND INITIATIVE, a program unique in higher education. All of our conferences and events are free and open to the public.

 


Please join us in welcoming our new director

Following a national search, Grand Valley announced the selection of Megan Rydecki as director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies.

Continuing reading here!


Programming Suggestions

Have you ever listened to a podcast, watched or attended a lecture, read a book/article and wanted to bring the speaker/conversation to your community? Now’s your chance! The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies wants your input on potential speakers, topics, and programs. We’re serious, we want to hear your ideas!

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Colonel Ralph W Hauenstein - Michigan Military and Veterans Hall of Honor

On November 18, 2022, our namesake Colonel Ralph W. Hauenstein was inducted into the Michigan Military Veterans Hall of Honor.

This video is the entire ceremony. If you are only wanting to watch Ralph's section, skip ahead to 1:16:52.


Recent Past Events

Eyeing The Bench: A Supreme Court Panel

Eyeing The Bench: A Supreme Court Panel

Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz: Veterans Day Celebration

Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz: Veterans Day Celebration

John Kowal & Wilfred Codrington III: Constitution Day Celebration

John Kowal & Wilfred Codrington III: Constitution Day Celebration

Hal Brands: Russia, China, & Authoritarians

Hal Brands: Russia, China, & Authoritarians


GVNext News Coverage

Dr. Mary Frances Berry speaks to audience members during MLK event.

MLK speaker: King evolved as a civil rights leader

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, in partnership with the Division of Inclusion and Equity, welcomed Mary Frances Berry to the Pew Grand Rapids Campus as part of Grand Valley's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week.

Jan 20, 2023

Journalist James Romoser answers question from member of audience

Hauenstein event: Journalists see Supreme Court on historic path

For journalists like Adam Liptak with the New York Times and James Romoser of SCOTUSblog, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority has made for a historic time to be reporting on the high court's rulings.

Dec 13, 2022

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