Upcoming Events

Through a variety of lectures, seminars, panel discussions and conferences, the McConnell Center brings influential political leaders, business executives and accomplished scholars to the University of Louisville where their insights and examples can serve our undergraduate McConnell Scholars, the campus community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Upcoming fall 2023:
  • Sept. 5 (virtual): "Why You Should Read Virgil's Aeneid in the 21st Century," Dr. Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, University of Chicago, 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 19 (virtual): "The Power of the Particular: Tocqueville's Vision for Stewardship in Place," Ms. Grace Olmstead, Author, 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 19 (Chao Auditorium): "What Would Tocqueville Tweet? Democracy, Speech, and Discontent Across Two Centuries," Dr. Jonathan Den Hartog, Samford University, 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 9 (Chao Auditorium): "I am Full of Fears and Hopes: Alexis de Tocqueville on Christianity and the Peril and Promise of Democracy," Dr. Tracy McKenzie, Wheaton College, 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 14 (Virtual): "Hip Hop and America - The First 50 Years," LTC Trivius Caldwell, Duke University, 6 p.m.