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

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

    For the final meeting of Kinder Institute Director and Professor of Political Science Justin Dyer’s … Continued

  • “Public Schools and American Democracy”: Lecture with Western Washington’s Johann Neem

    Why do we have public schools? What do we want from them? At a time … Continued

  • Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: Public Lecture with Alexander Heffner

    As part of the Kinder Institute’s Spring 2018 Public Lecture Series, Alexander Heffner, host of … Continued

  • “Jeffersonian Constitutionalism”: Dinner Lecture with Rice University Prof. John Boles

    After a brief hiatus in Fall 2017, our biannual Town & Gown Dinner Lecture will … Continued

  • Cambridge History of America and the World: May 2018 Conference

    On May 17-19, 2018, the Kinder Institute will host over 30 scholars of American political … Continued