Upcoming Events

“Liberty and Utopia” Seminar

April 21 – 24, 2022
Intercollegiate Studies Institute & Liberty Fund graduate students’ seminar 
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"An Introduction to Russell Kirk for Our Times" Seminar

April 29, 2022
St. Michael High School of Petoskey
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"Russell Kirk and Ordered Liberty" Seminar

June 27 – 29
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"Conservatism: Then and Now" Seminar

July 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. George Nash
Open to the public; registration.
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"Pillars of American Order" Conference

August 1 – 4, 2022
High school teachers may apply on this page.
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"Why Edmund Burke Still Matters" Talk

Date TBD
Jeffrey Nelson, executive director of the Russell Kirk Center
Providence College, RI

Recent Past Events

"The Moral Imagination" Seminar

December 14 – 17 
University of Louisville’s McConnell Center Scholars & Ordered Liberty Fellows
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

Pillars Conference Information Session

December 9, 4 – 5 p.m.
High school teachers are invited to join this session for information about the “Pillars of American Order” conference to be held during the summer of 2022.
Virtual.

"George Orwell and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Revolution and the Role of Art"

November 11 – 14
Hillsdale Collegiate Scholars Seminar
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"First Principles in an Age of Exhaustion" Seminar

October 22 – 23
Hope College’s Tocqueville Forum students
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"The Essence of Conservatism" Seminar

July 30 
Mackinac Center interns
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

“Pillars of American Order" Conference

July 19 – 22
A conference for high school teachers based on Kirk’s book The Roots of American Order
Haworth Hotel, Holland, MI

"Politics, Economics, and History: An Introduction to Contemporary Conservatism"

July 13
Acton Institute Interns seminar
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"Adam Smith on Liberty, Community, and Prosperity" Virtual Seminar

July 7, 14, 21, 28 (Wednesdays) at 7:30 p.m. EST
Although Adam Smith is best known as the father of modern economics, his economic thought sits within a wider enterprise of moral philosophy. In this short course, we will focus on Smith’s larger effort to establish and defend a social and political order that protects liberty and promotes human flourishing. This virtual seminar will be led by Dr. Eric Matson, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center and Deputy Director of the Adam Smith Program at George Mason University.

Renewing Culture through Coffeehouses and Clubs Webinar: Leo Damrosch’s The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age

November 10, 17, 24, Tuesdays from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Webinar discussion with Drs. Wesley Reynolds, Bruce Frohnen, and Matthew Davis on the themes in
Leo Damrosch’s The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age.

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