Issues and Ideas Forum: Luncheons and Experts

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is pleased to host our Issues and Ideas Forums in Lansing, Michigan. These luncheons, which feature experts on a diverse array of subjects, offer a forum that enhances and broadens the policy debate.

The Purpose of the Issues and Ideas Forum
The nature of the legislative process is such that public policy debates are often framed by specific constituencies and political pragmatism rather than sound principles. By offering a forum for wide-ranging discussion, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy hopes to broaden the debate to include theoretical and philosophical ideals—and how to achieve them. The best interests of Michigan citizens can only be served when legislation incorporates our best understanding of legal, economic, psychological, moral and scientific principles.

E-mail Notification
You may want to be notified via e-mail about our upcoming Issues and Ideas Forums. In order to receive regular e-mail invitations, please send your name and e-mail address to

Once your e-mail is received, you will get a confirmation that you have been successfully added to the e-mail invitation service. Please note that it is also possible to make a reservation on-line for an upcoming Issues and Ideas Forum by sending your request to

Calendar of Events
You may view a list of Issues and Ideas Forums and other events.