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.
Oct 25“The Promise and Perils of Populism”: A conversation with Henry Olsen and Michael Kazin5:30 PM | Palmer Room (RJI 100)
Nov 08“A Nation Forged by Crisis”: Prof. Jay Sexton at the Truman Library6:00 PM | Harry S. Truman Presidential Library Auditorium, Independence, MO
Nov 13“The Politics of Abstraction vs. A New Localism”: Lecture with AEI’s Ryan Streeter5:30 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.
Sep 28“The Marketplace of American Federalism”: MRSEAH with Princeton’s Michael Blaakman5:00 PM | Columbia, MO
Oct 05“Republicanism, Slavery, and the Constitution”: Colloquium with Prof. Forrest Nabors3:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Oct 12“The Polarizers”: Colloquium with Colgate Prof. Sam Rosenfeld3:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410