Campus & Community

Promoting greater understanding of the nation’s democratic traditions is a collective endeavor. The Kinder Institute has designed a number of programs, ranging from monthly reading groups to public lectures, that bring leaders in the fields of American political thought and history together with members of the MU, Columbia, and Missouri communities to discuss ideas, figures, and events that have been central to the development of constitutional democracy in the United States.

Full Schedule

  • “The Continental Revolution”: Public Lecture with UVA’s Alan Taylor

    As part of the Kinder Institute’s Fall 2017 Public Lecture Series, and in partnership with … Continued

  • “Justice”: A New Community Seminar with Prof. Justin Dyer

    Kinder Institute Director and Professor of Political Science Justin Dyer’s annual community seminar is back … Continued

  • The Specter of Lochner: Public Lecture with Boston Univ.’s James E. Fleming

    Making the annual trip back to his undergraduate alma mater, Boston University Honorable Paul J. … Continued

  • Kinder Institute Distinguished Lecture with Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

    For the Kinder Institute’s biennial Distinguished Lecture, world-renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will reflect … Continued

  • “Leadership in Turbulent Times”: Reserve Doris Kearns Goodwin Tickets Here

    CLICK HERE FOR FREE DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN TICKETS For the Kinder Institute’s biennial Distinguished Lecture, … Continued

  • November 9 Meeting of Prof. Justin Dyer’s “Justice” Community Seminar

    Picking up on last month’s conversation about utility, Kinder Institute Director Justin Dyer’s 2017-18 community … Continued

  • “Justice and Duty”: December 14 Meeting of “Justice” Community Seminar

    For the final Fall 2017 meeting of Kinder Institute Director Justin Dyer’s community seminar, participants … Continued