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Hal Brands: Russia, China, & Authoritarians

September 8, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Half a year into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the ongoing buildup of tension between China and Taiwan, and the continuing “no-limits” friendship between Russia and China, the current...

Talking Together Kick-Off Reception & How To Talk To Your Neighbor Workshop

September 21, 2022 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for the Talking Together Kick-Off Reception from 4-4:30 pm! This reception will include hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and remarks from President Mantella and Lisa Perhamus, both sharing...

John Kowal and Wilfred Codrington III: Constitution Day Celebration

September 22, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The original Constitution was written on just four pages of parchment, with twenty-seven Amendments added later to broaden the scope of our democracy during periods of transformational social change....

Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy Alumni Panel

September 30, 2022 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A key component of the Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy is the opportunity for students to connect with a community mentor through one-on-one mentorship. The benefits of traditional mentorship are...

2022 Election Panel

October 27, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

One of the cornerstones of a strong democracy is faith in its election process. For Michiganders, the upcoming election is arriving on the heels of a season of controversy and debate surrounding one...

9th Annual Civil Discourse Symposium - Sharing our Stories: Moving from Division to Hope

November 9, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This year’s Padnos/Sarosik Civil Discourse Symposium is a three-day event that will culminate with an interactive keynote address from John Noltner, A Peace of My Mind's founder,...

Sandra Stosz: Veterans Day Celebration

November 11, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Although not officially known as Veterans Day until 1954, November 11th was originally established as Armistice Day in 1919, to honor the end of World War I. The historical significance of the date...

Dennis Rasmussen: Fears of a Setting Sun

November 17, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

When asked what type of government the delegates had created, Benjamin Franklin responded, “a republic, if you can keep it.” Even though constitutional experiment was their creation, some...

Luis Avila: Frederik Meijer Lecture Series

December 2, 2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

With professional experience in the legal field spanning the United States, Mexico, and Europe, Luis Avila is a global leader with a local legacy. Luis focuses his practice on labor and employment...

Eyeing the Bench: A Supreme Court Panel

December 8, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2022 has proven to be a monumental year for the United States Supreme Court. The court has ruled on a wide variety of controversial cases including immigration to reproductive rights, and everything...



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