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Chief Isaiah McKinnon: Policing from the Inside

January 21, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd last May, outcry and demonstrations sprang up in cities throughout the United States. Debates ensued not just over the techniques police use to subdue...

Bill Barker: Presidents' Day Celebration--Man and Legacy

February 18, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In times of great strife, Americans have often looked to our nation’s founding fathers for guidance. In doing so, we inevitably address the paradoxes they posed. The same Thomas Jefferson who...

Kelsey Perdue: Local Leadership from Global Experience

February 26, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Kelsey Perdue personifies the phrase “thinking global, acting local.” Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Perdue went on to graduate from Howard University in Washington D.C. and later receive...

David Eisenhower: Eisenhower, Hauenstein, and the Men and Women Who Saved Civilization

March 18, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The story of our namesake, Colonel Ralph W. Hauenstein, is also the story of the European Theater of U.S. Operations, led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Under General Eisenhower, Ralph served as...

H.W. Brands: The Zealot and the Emancipator

April 22, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hauenstein Center, along with our partners at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library, are proud to bring back a close friend in Professor...

Peter C. Cook Leadership Graduation: President Philomena V. Mantella

April 29, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

In times of great change and cultural upheaval, strong leadership is essential in steering a business, school, or other organization to success. As Grand Valley State University’s fifth president,...

Hidden Wounds of War Conference

May 6, 2021 All Day

How can we better serve those who served us? This question challenges us to think about those who gave some, and those who gave all, to serve our nation. Veterans, families, and communities struggle...

Ron White: Lincoln in Private

May 13, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Abraham Lincoln was known as a deeply private man, even among those who worked closest with him. Lincoln’s “best thoughts,” as he called them, came in the form of short notes; it...

Midwest History Conference

May 26, 2021 All Day

As in 2016, the 2020 election year shined a spotlight on the Midwest with its battleground states. This conference continues a vibrant discussion which has grown significantly over the last six years,...

Midwest History Conference

May 27, 2021 All Day

As in 2016, the 2020 election year shined a spotlight on the Midwest with its battleground states. This conference continues a vibrant discussion which has grown significantly over the last six years,...



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