Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

When it comes to mandatory vaccinations, where should we draw the line between preserving personal liberties and protecting public health? The production and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines over the past two years have reinvigorated this debate in the public sphere. At this hybrid event, our presenters will discuss public policy approaches on this topic and also outline important principles to consider. We’ll also share more about the 2021-22 Bauervic Essay Competition for college and high school students.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Finding credible sources of information and obtaining data can be a challenge, especially when it comes to understanding mandatory vaccination policies in the context of preserving individual liberties. At this hybrid event, three panelists will share and discuss a list of resources that you can use to become better informed on this topic. Sponsored by the Charles M. Bauervic Foundation and presented in conjunction with Northwood University, this is a must-attend event for students participating in the 2021-22 Bauervic Essay Competition.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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

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Part 1 - Vaccine Mandates and Liberty: Where Should We Draw the Line?
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Part 2 - Vaccine Mandates and Liberty: Where Do We Find Scholarly Research?
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Past Events

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Come join us in the biggest ever celebration of education options for Michigan families! We welcome students, parents, educators and guest supporters, as well as a variety of student-led displays to highlight the importance of educational options.

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.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Join us to hear author and documentarian Johan Norberg examine the United State's system of corporate welfare, and its unintended consequences.

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.

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, 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.