Public Lecture Series

Fully engaging in a study of American political thought and history requires remaining current with new perspectives and findings in these fields. Each year, the Kinder Institute brings distinguished scholars from around the nation to MU to share their innovative research into the philosophical foundations, historical development, and contemporary practice of constitutional democracy in the United States with members of the campus and local communities. Past events have included our biennial Kinder Distinguished Lecture with Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough, a Fall 2016 lecture series co-sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Spring 2017 lecture on 2nd Amendment history with Fordham University Chair in American History Saul Cornell.

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

  • 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

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