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Ronald C. White: American Ulysses
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Ronald C. White: American Ulysses

Ronald C. White: American UlyssesOctober 20, 20167PM, Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. DeVos Center401 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504By the late nineteenth century, Ulysses S. Grant – distinguished Civil War general and 18th President of the United States – was c ...
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The Hidden Wounds of War
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The Hidden Wounds of War

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies is proud to co-sponsor an event from May 19 to May 20 that is designed to help veterans and their families cope with the trauma caused by PTSD. This conference is free and open to the public.We are proud to honor Ralph Hauenstein’s military leadership ...
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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).Cornel West and Robert P. George are both professors at Princeton. Beyond that, they seem to share little ...
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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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Francis Fukuyama – Political Order and Political Decay
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Francis Fukuyama – Political Order and Political Decay

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November 6 – 7:00 PM L.V. Eberhard Center301 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504November 6, 2014 - Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called volume one of Francis Fukuyama’s Origins of Political Order “magisterial in its learning and admira ...
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