Campus & Community

Promoting greater understanding of the nation’s past 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.

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  • “Constitutional Principles and America’s Original Sin”: Constitution Day Lecture with Texas’ Gary Jacobsohn

    For the inaugural James E. Fleming & Linda C. McClain Constitution Day Lecture, University of … Continued

  • Brexit: A Conversation with Profs. Jay Sexton and Lawrence Goldman

    Roughly two years after the vote heard round the world, Kinder Institute Endowed Chair Jay … Continued

  • The Contributions of John Dickinson: Constitution Week Talk with Prof. Jane Calvert

    As the other bookend to Constitution Week festivities at the Kinder Institute, University of Kentucky … Continued

  • “The Promise and Perils of Populism”: A conversation with Henry Olsen and Michael Kazin

    In partnership with the American Enterprise Institute, the Kinder Institute will co-sponsor an October 25 … Continued

  • “A Nation Forged by Crisis”: Prof. Jay Sexton at the Truman Library

    For those in the Kansas City area, join Kinder Institute Endowed Chair in Constitutional Democracy … Continued

  • “The Politics of Abstraction vs. A New Localism”: Lecture with AEI’s Ryan Streeter

    For the final public lecture of the Fall 2018 semester, Ryan Streeter, the American Enterprise … Continued