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 21“Fulfilling Jefferson’s Empire of Liberty?” Constitution Week Lecture with TCU’s Gene Smith5:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Sep 22“Madison’s Hand”: Constitution Week Lecture with Mary Sarah Bilder (Boston College)3:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410
Oct 04“The Continental Revolution”: Public Lecture with UVA’s Alan Taylor5:30 | Neff Hall 204
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.
Oct 05Premature Independence: Missouri Regional Seminar with UVA’s Alan Taylor5:30PM | Jesse Hall 410
Oct 09Berlin Calling: History Colloquium with Paul Hockenos3:30 PM | Jess Hall 410
Oct 19Debating the Legacy of Loving v. Virginia: Workshop with Boston Univ.’s Linda C. McClain3:30 PM | Jesse Hall 410