Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Miss Virginia is based on the true story of Virginia Walden Ford, a single mom from Washington, D.C., who turned the fight for her own son’s education into a parent army that brought private school choice to the nation’s capital. Her story is an inspiration to families everywhere who need a way to access effective education options for their children.

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Past Events

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A panel of leaders with relevant experiences overseeing schools in troubled urban communities will share their experiences and ideas at this event.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dr. Paul Kengor, a historian and professor of political science, will talk about the forgotten history and legacy of communism and socialism and their effect on society and political conversations today.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Join us for an evening of fellowship among friends of liberty.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2019 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Featuring: Michael LaFaive, senior director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center and James Hohman, director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Michigan’s auto insurance premiums have been the highest in America for the last six years – in large part because our state’s unique combination of no-fault regulation and unlimited personal-injury benefits has caused medical costs from auto accidents to surge out of control. However, in May, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Legislature agreed on a significant reform package that should provide Michigan motorists with significant relief as soon as next summer.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Mackinac Center Policy Forum is a half day devoted to public policies that matter greatly to friends of free markets and free people. Join us in Traverse City as we discuss such topics as government internet, free market environmentalism, the state budget and related tax debate, education reform and recent legislative action.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2019 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

For too long, Michigan law has made it easy for certain local governments to confiscate your property through dubious means, with some Southeast Michigan agencies being some of the most egregious offenders. However, the tide is starting to turn and provide Michiganders with a greater level of legal protections against such overreach. A new state law prohibits local law enforcement agencies from taking your personal property without first convicting you of a crime, while a pair of lawsuits are challenging the practice of practice of home equity theft by government.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dr. William S. Smith will discuss quality-life measurements, compare the difference between the government and private insurance when determining treatment and talk about the push for rationing of medical care by federal and state governments.