Public Lecture Series

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McConnell Center to present Kentucky Chautauqua program on Caleb PowersThe Aug. 4 program is part of the McConnell Center's annual leadership retreat with McConnell Scholars to a Kentucky state park.
McConnell Center spring talks to focus on future of democracy in America(Dec. 16, 2013) Four events will consider Alexis de Tocqueville's 'Democracy in America' and its impact on the future of democracy.
Center establishes memorial lecture in honor of Dan Utley ('01)(Oct. 14, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lt. Gen. Josiah Bunting, III (retired) will deliver the first Daniel H. Utley Memorial Lecture at the McConnell Center on Oc...
McConnell Center talks to focus on 20th century American milestones, leaders(Aug. 12, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s McConnell Center will offer a series of public talks this fall commemorating 20th century p...
TALK: George C. Marshall: American Leader for All SeasonsLt. General (ret.) Josiah Bunting III will discuss the leadership lessons and lasting legacy of George C. Marshall, the first American to be elevated to five-st...
TALK: Russell Kirk's 'The Conservative Mind' at 60Lee Cheek, PhD, will consider the continuing relevance of Russell Kirk's 'The Conservative Mind' 60 years after the book's publication.
Video, photos of 'reTHINK Big' event now available(March 21, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky.
Video, photos of 'reTHINK Federalism' event now availableFeb. 9, 2013 - Michael Greve's 'reTHINK Federalism: Our Upside-Down Constitution' is now available in video format.
reTHINK 'Big': Liberals, Conservatives and the Search for Humane ScaleUofL political scientist David Imbroscio will moderate a discussion between Thad Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics,...
reTHINK Federalism: Our Upside-Down ConstitutionMichael Greve, a professor at George Mason University School of Law, will discuss his 2012 book, "The Upside-Down Constitution." Free pocket-size U.S. Constitut...
Leadership Lessons from CombatJoin Major General Jefforey A. Smith, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Ft. Knox, as he discusses leadership lessons from military combat. ...
reTHINK Liberalism: Luck, Responsibility and MarketsJeff Spinner-Halev, a political theory professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, will discuss whether policy, including educational policy, should aim to neutralize the rol...
reTHINK Federalism: Our Upside-Down Constitution
reTHINK Capitalism & Equality: Reconciling the Moral Balance Sheet of CapitalismJames Otteson, joint professor of philosophy and economics at Yeshiva University, will discuss the relationships between capitalism, morality and equality.
CANCELED: Nature, Place, Community and the Future of Democracy in AmericaSusan McWilliams, PhD, political science professor, Pomona College
CANCELED - TALK: Tocqueville's Conundrum: Community, Self-Interest and the Future of Democracy in AmericaBarbara Elliott, Houston Baptist University honors college professor
TALK: God and Country–Religion and the Future of Democracy in AmericaPatrick Deneen, PhD, political science professor, University of Notre Dame
TALK: Politicians, Parties and the Press–Political Institutions and the Future of Democracy in AmericaJasmine Farrier, PhD, a University of Louisville political science professor
reTHINK FDR, WWII and the Cold WarHerbert Hoover's 'Secret History' Unveiled- with George Nash, Hoover biographer and independent scholar
reTHINK American ExceptionalismWhat's So Great About America?- with Richard Gamble, author and associate history professor at Hillsdale College