Events

Oct. 21, 2015: Planning for Life Workshop

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2015 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan. … more

July 31, 2015: Friedman Legacy Day

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Northwood University Forum for Citizenship & Enterprise cordially invite you to join us in celebrating Milton Friedman Legacy Day 2015. … more

July 23, 2015: Planning for Life Workshop

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2015 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan. … more

July 22, 2015: Planning for Life Workshop

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2015 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan. … more

June 25, 2015: Money in Politics: How Much Should Be Disclosed?

The Mackinac Center’s Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Debate

The Mackinac Center’s Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Debate will address the question of whether individuals who donate to nonprofit organizations or political issues should be able to maintain their privacy. … more

May 20, 2015: Civil Asset Forfeiture: How Government Seizes Private Property from Innocent Citizens

Civil asset forfeiture is a legal process by which allows the police to seize and sell private property, even if no crime has been charged against the owner of that property. Several states have recently reformed their civil asset forfeiture laws, and Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General, has called for improving federal laws pertaining to this practice. … more

May 12, 2015: Not As Good As You Think: Why Middle-Class Parents in Michigan Should be Concerned about Their Local Public Schools

Issues and Ideas Forum

Many middle-class Michiganders think that most low-performing schools are located in poor inner cities such as Detroit, not in their nice neighborhoods or in their smaller towns. They need to think again. … more

April 17, 2015: Proposal 1: What It Is and How It Affects Taxpayers

Club Mid

On May 5th Michigan voters will vote on Proposal 1, a constitutional amendment and series of bills that will go into effect if the amendment is approved. A large piece of the proposal is raising the sales tax... … more

April 14, 2015: Is Big Business a Danger to Economic Liberty?

Please join the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for a Club Mackinac event in Grand Rapids, as we welcome Timothy P. Carney, senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the author of two books: The Big Ripoff, and Obamanomics.  … more

March 18, 2015: A Conversation About Private School Choice with Dr. Michael Q. McShane and Bruce Braun

Club Mid

Featuring Michael Q. McShane, a research fellow in education policy studies at AEI. … more

 
 

Mackinac Center events help connect our supporters with experts from our policy staff as well as with the opinions and perspectives of nationally-known writers and speakers. In communities across Michigan, our events also serve to help expose new friends to the promises and possibilities of freedom and opportunity.