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Common Ground—Israel & Palestine?
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Common Ground—Israel & Palestine?

An evening of respectful dialogue around one of the hardest questions facing our global community. This event is presented in partnership with Grand Valley State University's Kaufman Interfaith Institute. ...
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Akhil Amar: The Constitution Today
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Akhil Amar: The Constitution Today

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 7 PMCharles W. Loosemore AuditoriumFew subjects of interest to journalists and scholars involve questions as large in scope, or as serious in consequence, as those surrounding constitutional law. Given the enormous intellectual stakes that hinge on the interpretatio ...
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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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Midwestern History Conference—Call for Proposals
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Midwestern History Conference—Call for Proposals

The Midwestern History Association and the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University invite proposals for papers to be delivered at the Third Annual Midwestern History Conference to be held on June 7, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This conference continues a discussion commenced during th ...
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Midwestern History Conference
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Midwestern History Conference

Midwestern History ConferenceJune 1, 2016Richard M. DeVos Center401 Fulton St. W.Grand Rapids, MI49504In spring 2015, the Hauenstein Center, in collaboration with the Midwestern History Association, hosted a Common Ground Summit on the history, culture, and art of the American Midwest. Our many spea ...
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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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Progressive/Conservative
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Progressive/Conservative

“Progressive/Conservative” will bring together thought leaders from the left and right, and from inside and outside the academy, to discuss how the collision of progressivism and conservatism in America shapes, has shaped, and will continue to shape our national identity. ...
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Alan Charles Kors: The Legacy of the Enlightenment and the Heart of Academic Freedom
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Alan Charles Kors: The Legacy of the Enlightenment and the Heart of Academic Freedom

“The Legacy of the Enlightenment and the Heart of Academic Freedom.”7 PM, March 16, 2016Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. Devos CenterUniversity campuses occupy an important space in American cultural life.At their best, our nation’s campuses provide common ground on which issues of ...
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Common Ground in Secondary Education
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Common Ground in Secondary Education

January 14, 2016: Common Ground in Secondary EducationWith Bill Rice, Gregory Dykhouse, and Eva Brann7 PM: Charles W. Loosemore AuditoriumHigh schools are often the first places students think of themselves as engaged citizens of a democracy. How, then, can high sch ...
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H.W. Brands—Reagan: The Life
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H.W. Brands—Reagan: The Life

February 18, 20167 PM, LV Eberhard Center, Room 215301 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504Reagan’s legacy is a fiercely contested one. In Reagan: The Life, H.W. Brands follows his subject from humble beginnings in small-town Illinois to fame on the silver screen and power in the Oval Office. Emplo ...
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