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The McConnell Center Podcast offers thought-provoking conversations with authors, scholars, leaders in the U.S. military, and political professionals focusing on leadership, literature, history, education, politics and life.

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Mar 29, 2023

McConnell Center welcomes Dr. George Nash for a lecture entitled "American Conservatism and the Challenge of Populism."

Dr. Nash is an independent scholar, historian, and lecturer, with specialties in twentieth century American political and intellectual history. He speaks and writes frequently about the history and...

Mar 22, 2023

McConnell Center welcomes U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema to discuss her personal story, her journey into politics, and her passion for bringing together folks who may not normally feel they have anything in common.

As Arizona's senior Senator, Kyrsten Sinema feels a duty to serve and give back to the communities and...

Mar 15, 2023

McConnell Center celebrates Mike Adams, Kentucky Secretary of State, with the presentation of the 2022 Mattingly Award.

The Chris Mattingly Award for Outstanding Community Leadership in Kentucky was established to honor the memory of one of the first McConnell Scholars. Chris Mattingly, 21, died as a result of a...

Mar 8, 2023

McConnell Center welcomes Dr. John Rose from The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University for a discussion entitled, “Political Polarization, the Classroom, and the Future of Civic Discourse”

John Rose is Associate Director of the Civil Discourse Project. In addition to helping coordinate the Civil...

Mar 1, 2023

McConnell Center welcomes Dr. Peter Coleman to discuss the work that informs his book The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization.

Dr. Peter T. Coleman is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute. Dr. Coleman is a...