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.
Feb 15“Public Schools and American Democracy”: Lecture with Western Washington’s Johann Neem5:30PM | Mumford Hall 133
Mar 20Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: Public Lecture with Alexander Heffner5:30 PM | Leadership Auditorium
May 19Cambridge History of America and the World: May 2018 Conference9:00 AM | 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.
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.