College Students Attend The Tocqueville Forum’s Retreat at The Kirk Center

The Kirk Center hosted students from The Tocqueville Forum of Hope College, joined by additional students from Northwood University, for an intellectual retreat titled “From Statesmanship to Poetry” from November 22 – 24.  Organized by Dr. Jeff Polet, professor of political science at Hope College, the seminar included the following lectures:

“The Art and Science of Statesmanship” – Dr. Michael Federici, Middle Tennessee State University
“The Threats of Corruption” – Dr. Molly McGrath, Assumption College
“Honor, Integrity, and the Need for Nations in Shakespeare’s King John” – Dr. Kahlil Habib, Hillsdale College
“Hills Like White Elephants” – Dr. Jason Peters, Augustana College

These young people were among the more than 250 undergraduate and graduate students who participated in seminars at Piety Hill this year. Here at the home of conservative thought in America, students are introduced to and grow in their understanding of both the moral imagination and the permanent things.

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