Upcoming Events

Tocqueville Forum Seminar

October 22 – 23
Hope College students
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

Hillsdale Collegiate Scholars Seminar

November 11 – 14
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

University of Louisville Seminar

December 17 – 21 
McConnell Center Scholars and Law & Liberty Fellows
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

Recent Past Events

"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
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.

“Liberty and Liberal Education” Seminar

April 22 – 24
Intercollegiate Studies Institute & Liberty Fund graduate students’ seminar 
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

A Conversation with Grace Olmstead about her book "Uprooted"

February 25, 7:30 p.m. EST
Grace Olmstead will discuss her forthcoming book, Uprooted: Recovering the Legacy of the Places We’ve Left Behind (Sentinel). A journalist who focuses on farming, localism, and family, Grace’s writing has been published in The American Conservative, The Week, The New York Times, Washington Post, The University Bookman, and National Review. She is a native of rural Idaho who now lives outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.

C-SPAN2 Book TV will re-air the recording.

A Conversation with Ambassador Eduard Habsburg

January 30, 2 p.m. EST
Gerald Russello will host a conversation with Ambassador Habsburg about his popular Bookman essay on the walls of Rome, as well as about his lovely new children’s book, Dubbie: The Double-Headed Eagle.

The recording of the event can be viewed here.

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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