Book Club

Open Minds Book Club

The Open Minds Book Club invites thoughtful participation from GVSU students, faculty and staff, Hauenstein Center members, and community members. Jakob Bigard, program manager of the Common Ground Initiative, and Brian Bowdle, associate professor of psychology, will host discussions once a semester on books that seek to understand and serve the needs of our democratic society.

Open Minds Book Club: for more information visit gvsu.edu/hc/bookclub

Upcoming Books

Stay tuned for the announcement of our next title and the Fall 2022 book club meeting!

In-person in the University Club in the Atrium of the Richard M. DeVos Center

 

 

Event Information

The Open Minds Book Club invites thoughtful participation from GVSU students, faculty and staff, Hauenstein Center members, and community members. Our program manager for the Common Ground Initiative, and Brian Bowdle, associate professor of psychology, will host discussions once a semester on books that seek to understand and serve the needs of our democratic society.

 

 


Past Titles

Thursday, April 14, 2022 Suspicious Minds by Robert Brotherton 

Wednesday, January 27, 2022 — No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 —  Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them by Ethan Zuckerman

Thursday, June 24, 2021 — Self Portrait in Black and White by Thomas Chatterton Williams

Friday, March 12, 2021  Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech by Keith E. Whittington


Goals of the Open Minds Book Club

Initiating the kinds of conversations necessary for fostering an informed citizenry and wise leadership
Bridging cultural, ideological, and generational divides through civil discourse
Growing a shared sense of belonging in our West Michigan community


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