Fall 2020 Schedule of Events

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We are as eager as all of you are to resume the Hauenstein Center’s thought-provoking in person events. Though in these tumultuous times, in order to comply with the Governor’s executive orders, the CDC recommended guidelines, and Grand Valley’s current policies, our fall lineup will be offered digitally. The very first opportunity we have to go back to in person events, we will do so, so stay tuned!

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Past Fall Events


With over 400 peer-reviewed articles, 50 plus book chapters, and continued funding from the National Institutes of Health for more than 30 years, Dr. Eva Feldman is more than an accomplished leader in the healthcare industry. In her own words, she serves as a bridge between basic science in the lab and clinical science with patients, focusing on those with neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Feldman joined our Cook Leadership Academy fellow candidates and community members to discuss balancing clinical work while leading a research team, sharing lessons in leadership gained through a trailblazing medical career.

Our Next Event

Election Panel


Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7 PM

In a society of 24-hour news cycles and political pundits, weaving through information becomes an increasingly complex task, especially in the wake of COVID-19 and the advent of our digital lives. Our current presidential election cycle has been, in some ways, subverted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continue to adjust to our hybrid lives of online and in-person, we become easily siloed in an echo chamber of our own beliefs. What are we to make of our continued political polarization in the digital age? The Hauenstein Center is pleased to partner with Grand Valley’s Department of Political Science to present a panel discussion on the 2020 presidential election. The panel will be chaired by Darren Walhof, and commenters will include Polly Diven, Michelle Miller-Adams, Pat Miles, and Matt McLogan.