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Finding the Lost Region: Rediscovering the Midwest
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Finding the Lost Region: Rediscovering the Midwest

What can the culture and history of the Midwest tell us about the development of democracy, the expansion of industry, and the flourishing of pluralism in America?In comparison to such regions as the South, the far West, and New England, the Midwest and its culture—the history of its peoples and p ...
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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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Election Year 2014: A Common Ground Panel Discussion
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Election Year 2014: A Common Ground Panel Discussion

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September 23, 2014 - 2:30-4 PM Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room, GVSU Allendale Campus1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401September 23, 2014 - GVSU political science professors Paul Cornish, Whitt Kilburn, Erika King, Rodger Moiles, and Donald Zinman provided ...
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Common Ground Summit
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Common Ground Summit

June 11-13, 2014Have the Liberal Arts Become Too Politicized? A Meeting of Minds, Left and Right.Academic rigor requires intellectual diversity and the free interchange of ideas between the left and the right. However, numerous recent books, surveys, and articles suggest th ...
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

April 23, 2014Learn about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse when it comes to meeting the people you disagree with. Brenna Cleary gave us time-honored techniques to help civic opponents build trust and find common ground. This workshop is brought to you through the generosity of t ...
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Working with a Team of Rivals

April 14, 2014The Hauenstein Center offered this interactive common ground workshop for emergent community leaders. Our goal was to prepare a new generation of leaders to deal effectively with diverse ideas and cultures. The workshop drew from the great books, American history, and ...
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Leader Lens – Winter 2014

February 19, 2014In this innovative series of leadership seminars three Cook Leadership Academy fellows explore the connections between leadership and community. These presentations give the fellows an opportunity to gain valuable public speaking experience while also giving other f ...
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Speaking Truth To Power

January 22, 2014 Speaking Truth to Power: An interactive common ground workshop for emergent community leaders, focusing on “how to speak truth to power.” The workshop draws from "The Ring of Gyges" in Plato's "Republic" to empower participants to work with elected officials an ...
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