Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Jorge Galicia had to leave his life in Venezuela after an oppressive regime crippled the economy, caused widespread starvation, blanketed the nation in blackouts, and silenced and jailed those who dared to speak out and criticize the government. Join us at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham , as Jorge provides an eyewitness perspective and answers the questions: How did a country with so much wealth and promise completely collapse? Could it happen in the United States? His answer will surprise you!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

This event will discuss the inherent dangers of emergency powers, review the current legal issues surrounding them and offer solutions for how policymakers can strike a balance between the need for temporary emergency powers and the need to protect civil liberties.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Climate Hustle 2 looks at both popular scientific claims surrounding climate change and examines motivations of those clamoring for immediate action. Featuring leading scientists, politicians and policy experts, and hosted by actor Kevin Sorbo, the film showcases many instances of Hollywood hypocrisy, financial corruption, media bias, classroom indoctrination, political correctness and other troubling matters surrounding the global warming issue.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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

October 2021

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My Story ... Your Future?
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Emergency Powers and Pandemic Mismanagement
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Past Events

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Jorge Galicia had to leave his life in Venezuela after an oppressive regime crippled the economy, caused widespread starvation, blanketed the nation in blackouts, and silenced and jailed those who dared to speak out and criticize the government. Join us at Spring Arbor University, as Jorge provides an eyewitness perspective and answers the questions: How did a country with so much wealth and promise completely collapse? Could it happen in the United States? His answer will surprise you!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Jorge Galicia had to leave his life in Venezuela after an oppressive regime crippled the economy, caused widespread starvation, blanketed the nation in blackouts, and silenced and jailed those who dared to speak out and criticize the government. Join us at Northwood University, as Jorge provides an eyewitness perspective and answers the questions: How did a country with so much wealth and promise completely collapse? Could it happen in the United States? His answer will surprise you!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Professor Jacobson joins us in Lansing for a wide-ranging conversation about matters such as free speech on college campuses, life as a conservative academic, the intersection of politics and law, and the evolution of the right-of-center blogosphere.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2021 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took unprecedented actions in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state banned certain businesses from operating and even required the entire population of Michigan to stay in their homes under penalty of law. The constitutionality of these actions was questionable, and some were struck down by the Michigan Supreme Court. Now that the pandemic emergency has ended, it is time to assess the state of Michigan’s emergency actions both in terms of their effectiveness and their propriety.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

At this Policy Forum, Jason Hayes will discuss how seven basic principles can start legislators and regulators off on the right path by ensuring private property rights are protected and the productive and creative abilities of free markets are maximized.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

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 provide an update on recent legislative action and discuss such timely topics as the future of Line 5, pandemic policies, and education and worker freedom.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2021 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took unprecedented actions in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state banned certain businesses from operating and even required the entire population of Michigan to stay in their homes under penalty of law. The constitutionality of these actions was questionable, and some were struck down by the Michigan Supreme Court. Now that the pandemic emergency has ended, it is time to assess the state of Michigan’s emergency actions both in terms of their effectiveness and their propriety.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2021 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.