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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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Coffee House Debates – Funding for Higher Education
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Coffee House Debates – Funding for Higher Education

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October 21, 2014 – 1:30-2:45 PM Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, GVSU Grand Rapids CampusOctober 21, 2014 – 1:30-2:45 PM Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, GVSU Grand Rapids Campus401 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504Across the state and nation, there has ...
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The Rule of Law: President Ford and the Constitution
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The Rule of Law: President Ford and the Constitution

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Monday, October 20, 2014 – Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Downtown Grand Rapids303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504The first use of the 25th Amendment occurred in 1973 when President Richard Nixon nominated Congressman Gerald R. Ford of Michigan to fill the vacancy lef ...
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Herb Meyer – What in the World is Going on? A Global Intelligence Briefing
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Herb Meyer – What in the World is Going on? A Global Intelligence Briefing

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October 7, 2014 – 7 PM L.V. Eberhard Center301 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504October 7, 2014 - Look beyond today’s headlines, and you will see a world that is more prosperous and more peaceful than most people are expecting. In this global overview, ...
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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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Constitution Day Discussion Panel
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Constitution Day Discussion Panel

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September 16th, 2014 - 11:30-1 PM Cook DeWitt Center, GVSU Allendale Campus1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401September 16th, 2014 - The Hauenstein Center hosted a follow-up discussion panel with Donald Markle, author of The Fox and the Hound: The Birth of American ...
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Donald Markle – The Fox and the Hound: The Birth of American Spying
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September 15 - 7 PM Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504September 15, 2014 - The Hauenstein Center was proud to bring you this American Conversations keynote featuring Donald E. Markle, a former U.S. intelligence officer, Smithso ...
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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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