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The Constitution & Religion
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The Constitution & Religion

Title: Bruce Frohnen: The Constitution and Religion: Allies, Adversaries, or Something Else?7 PM, Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. DeVos Center401 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504Contemporary debates about the Constitution often center on one question: whether our Constitution requires ...
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Free Screening of <em>Best of Enemies</em>
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Free Screening of Best of Enemies

Title: Free Screening of Best of Enemies7 PM, Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids Woodland3195 28th Street SEGrand Rapids, MI 49512At the height of the civic unrest in 1968, television news changed forever. During the Democratic and Republican national conventions, two towering public intellectuals—W ...
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Helen Fisher: The Biology of Leadership
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Helen Fisher: The Biology of Leadership

October 8, 2015Title: Helen Fisher: The Biology of Leadership7:00 PM. Richard M. DeVos Center, Charles W. Loosemore AuditoriumDoes Barack Obama think like Abraham Lincoln? What do George Washington and Colin Powell have in common? According to Dr. Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist at the Kinse ...
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Finding the Lost Region: Rediscovering the Midwest (Day 2 of 2)
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Finding the Lost Region: Rediscovering the Midwest (Day 2 of 2)

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May 1 - “Finding the Lost Region: A Conference on Rediscovering the Midwest, America’s Most Common Ground.”GVSU Richard M. DeVos Center, Downtown Grand Rapids401 Fulton St. West Grand Rapids, MI 49504From left to right: Mary Eilleen Lyon, Glea ...
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Finding the Lost Region: Rediscovering the Midwest (Day 1 of 2)
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Finding the Lost Region: Rediscovering the Midwest (Day 1 of 2)

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April 30 - “Finding the Lost Region: A Conference on Rediscovering the Midwest, America’s Most Common Ground.”GVSU Richard M. DeVos Center, Downtown Grand Rapids401 Fulton St. West Grand Rapids, MI 49504From left to right: Mary Eilleen Lyon, G ...
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American Conversations – Cornel West and Robert P. George
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American Conversations – Cornel West and Robert P. George

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April 2, 7 PM “A Workable Armistice in the Culture Wars? A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Robert P. George”Keynote speakers Robert P. George (left) and Cornel West (right).Click the PLAY button below to listen to the exclusive press conference with Robert P. George and ...
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Former Michigan Gov. John Engler Visits Hauenstein Center
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Former Michigan Gov. John Engler Visits Hauenstein Center

March 30 "Engler Speaks to Students, Faculty, and Community on Education, Economy, and Leadership"GVSU Pew Campus, Downtown Grand Rapids, MichiganFormer Michigan Governor John Engler visited GVSU's Pew Campus for a two-part event on Monday, March 30, 2015. He discus ...
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American Conversations – Andrew Kaufman
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American Conversations – Andrew Kaufman

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March 12, 7 PM “Andrew Kaufman: Give War and Peace a Chance” Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, GVSU DeVos Center, Downtown Grand RapidsKeynote speaker Andrew Kaufman (center) with Ralph Hauenstein (right) and Hauenstein Center Director Gleaves Whitney (left). Considered by m ...
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American Conversations – Alfred Mele
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American Conversations – Alfred Mele

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January 22, 2015 – 7 PM, GVSU DeVos Center, Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium401 Fulton St. West, Grand Rapids, MI 49504American Conversations speaker Alfred Mele (right) with Hauenstein Center director, Gleaves Whitney.Does free will exist? The question has fueled debate among phil ...
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H.W. Brands: The Prez – Machiavelli Visits the White House
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H.W. Brands: The Prez – Machiavelli Visits the White House

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December 10 – 7:00 PM, L.V. Eberhard Center301 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504Keynote speaker H.W. Brands (right) with Hauenstein Center director, Gleaves Whitney.December 10, 2014 - For centuries the name Machiavelli has been synonymous with amoral cal ...
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