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Past Events

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2022 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Presidents who went to war with the federal Leviathan over the past 150 years have had varying degrees of success. Whether it’s just traditional lobbyists or the federal “Deep State,” these presidents have fought slave power, trusts, the CIA and more. Historian and author Larry Schweikart will explain why these swamps existed (or exist) and are so hard to defeat in this talk covering his new book Dragonslayers.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Join us at Northwood University, as Jason Hayes, director of environmental policy, discusses how seven bedrock principles related to free market environmentalism and energy policy can help policymakers recognize and craft sound public policies that ensure property rights are protected, the productive abilities of free markets are maximized and energy supplies are abundant, affordable and reliable.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Join us to hear from a panel of experts in technology, industry and lawmaking who will share their thoughts regarding the potential opportunities — and risks — of spending billions of taxpayer dollars to expand high-speed internet across the state.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Join the Northwood University community as they welcome best-selling author and free-market advocate Arthur C. Brooks. Dr. Brooks will speak on the topic "National Renewal and the Prescription for a Better Future," as well be available to sign his book Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From the Culture of Contempt.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Have you ever wondered: Do some of the narratives continually purported by defenders of the status quo in education actually hold up? Are they fact or just plain fiction? Is the proverbial sky falling in education as opponents would have us believe? Join us for this virtual presentation with policy experts from EdChoice.

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, 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, 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.