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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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Nov 30, 2023

Join the #McConnellCenter as we host Tracy McKenzie, PhD, to deliver a lecture titled 
"Alexis de Tocqueville on Christianity and the Peril and Promise of Democracy."

Dr. McKenzie, the Arthur F. Holmes Chair of Faith and Learning at Wheaton College, speaks as part of the "Tocqueville's America - and Ours"...

Nov 30, 2023

Join the #McConnellCenter as we host Jonathan Den Hartog, PhD, to deliver a lecture titled "What Would Tocqueville Tweet? Democracy, Speech, and Discontent Across Two Centuries."

Dr. Den Hartog, professor of history and chair of the history department at Samford University, speaks as part of the "Tocqueville's America -...

Oct 11, 2023

Listen in as Australian Ambassador Kevin Rudd talks to a group of students about his life, career and experience studying China. 

Ambassador Rudd served as Australia’s twenty-sixth Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, then as Minister for Foreign Affairs, before a second term as Prime Minister in 2013. He was Member...

Oct 5, 2023

Join the #McConnellCenter as we host author and writer Grace Olmstead to deliver a lecture titled "The Power of the Particular: Tocqueville's Vision for Stewardship in Place."

Ms. Olmstead speaks as part of the "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" series. "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" is the McConnell...

Jul 5, 2023

McConnell Center welcomes radio host Mr. Erick Erickson to discuss "Twenty-first Century Political Realignment: The United States After Trump.”

Erick Erickson is an American conservative talk radio host, blogger, and former politician. He hosts a three-hour weekday talk show on WSB 95.5 FM and 750 AM in Atlanta,...