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.
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.
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.
Dec 152019 Shawnee Trail Conference: Call-for-Submissions (12/15 Deadline)5:00 PM | Columbia, MO
Feb 08“John Marshall & Constitutional Legitimacy”: Colloquium with Villanova’s Clyde Ray3:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Feb 14“How the Founders Made the Constitution Their Valentine,” with Stanford’s Jonathan Gienapp3:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410