The Kinder Institute prepares Mizzou undergraduate students for lives as thoughtful, informed and engaged citizens.programs
The Kinder Institute supports the development of the next generation of professors and scholars of American political thought and history.programs
Public Lecture SeriesEach year, the Kinder Institute invites distinguished scholars of America political thought and history to campus to share their insights into the philosophical foundations and current state of constitutional democracy at home and abroad with members of the MU and Columbia communities.
Sep 20“The Lost Constitution”: Constitution Day Lecture with Stanford’s Jonathan Gienapp3:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Oct 15Lakota America: Oxford Exchange Lecture with Pekka Hämäläinen5:30 PM | Smith Forum (RJI 200)
Oct 23“Rethinking the History of American Government,” with American University Prof. Gautham Rao5:00 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Community SeminarsThe cornerstone of the Kinder Institute’s educational outreach programming, our community seminars provide Columbia residents with a forum for studying the evolution of democratic culture in America alongside Institute faculty and fellows. There are currently no upcoming events
Academic WorkshopsCommitted to supporting innovative research on the nation’s political history and traditions, the Kinder Institute sponsors a number of programs that bring scholars from around the region and nation to Columbia to share their work with members of the MU community.
Aug 23“Thomas Jefferson: A Life of Learning,” Colloquium with Wash U. Professor David Konig3:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Sep 06“Americans and the German University System” with Vanderbilt Prof. David Blackbourn3:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Sep 13“The Constitutional Politics and Legacy of the Somerset Decision”: MRSEAH with BYU’s Matt Mason5:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410