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 17“Constitutional Principles and America’s Original Sin”: Constitution Day Lecture with Texas’ Gary Jacobsohn5:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Sep 17Brexit: A Conversation with Profs. Jay Sexton and Lawrence Goldman5:30 PM | Kansas City, MO
Sep 21The Contributions of John Dickinson: Constitution Week Talk with Prof. Jane Calvert3:30 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 24A Transatlantic View of Jackson’s Bank Veto: Colloquium with Prof. Richard R. John (Columbia University)3:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Sep 13On American Anti-Slavery Literature: With Visiting Scholar Lawrence Goldman5:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Sep 28“The Marketplace of American Federalism”: MRSEAH with Princeton’s Michael Blaakman5:00 PM | Columbia, MO