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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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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.

    A Fortnight in the Wilderness with Amy Sturgis, Ph.D.

    A Fortnight in the Wilderness with Amy Sturgis, Ph.D.

    Join the #McConnellCenter as we host Amy Sturgis, Ph.D., to deliver a lecture titled "A Fortnight in the Wilderness." Dr. Sturgis, an American author, speaker, and scholar of science fiction and fantasy studies and Native American studies, speaks as part of the "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" series.
    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today. Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
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    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today. Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
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    • 38 min
    Tocqueville, Publius, and Henry Clay on Compromise with Justin Litke, Ph.D.

    Tocqueville, Publius, and Henry Clay on Compromise with Justin Litke, Ph.D.

    Join the #McConnellCenter as we host Justin Litke, Ph.D., of the Catholic University of America, speaking as part of the "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" series. He presents the lecture "Tocqueville, Publius, and Henry Clay on Compromise." 
    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today. Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
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    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 59 min
    Native Americans in Tocqueville and His Times with Kelly Hyberger

    Native Americans in Tocqueville and His Times with Kelly Hyberger

    Join the #McConnellCenter as we host Kelly Hyberger, the Native American Collections Specialist of the Filson Historical Society, speaking as part of the "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" series. 
    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today. Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
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    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 48 min
    The American Dream is a Terrible Thing to Waste with Francisco Gonzalez

    The American Dream is a Terrible Thing to Waste with Francisco Gonzalez

    Join the #McConnellCenter as we host Francisco Gonzales to deliver a lecture titled "The American Dream is a Terrible Thing to Waste - Entrepreneurs and Being Fearless in Today's Economy."
    Francisco Gonzalez is the founder and CEO of Fearless Journeys.
    As host of the Agents of Innovation podcast since 2015, Francisco has had engaging conversations with over 130 entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and artists. He is passionate about connecting people with role models, mentors, and stories of entrepreneurial journeys to learn from.
    Mr. Gonzales, author of The American Dream is a Terrible Thing to Waste, speaks as part of the "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" series. 
    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today. Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
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    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Can We Talk Too Much About Rights with Mr. Trey Dimsdale

    Can We Talk Too Much About Rights with Mr. Trey Dimsdale

    Join the #McConnellCenter as we host Trey Dimsdale to deliver a lecture titled "Rights Inflation? Can We Talk Too Much About Rights?"
    Mr. Dimsdale, Director of the Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, speaks as part of the "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" series.
    "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" is the McConnell Center's 2023-2024 programming, focused on studying Alexis de Tocqueville's 19th-century work, "Democracy in America." Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today. Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit, and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship, and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students, and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
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    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 42 min
    Why Associations Matter with Dr. Luke C. Sheahan

    Why Associations Matter with Dr. Luke C. Sheahan

    Join the #McConnellCenter as we host Luke C. Sheahan, Ph.D., to deliver a lecture titled "Why Associations Matter."
    Dr. Sheahan, a professor of political science at Duquesne University and a non-resident scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks as part of the "Tocqueville's America - and Ours" series.
    Long considered a classic consideration of the origins, evolution, and future of democratic self-governance in America, we seek to read, understand, and examine Tocqueville's analysis and its implications for the United States today. Founded in 1991, the non-partisan McConnell Center at the University of Louisville seeks to identify, recruit and nurture Kentucky's next generation of great leaders. Our core principles—leadership, scholarship and service—guide us as we (1) prepare top undergraduate students to become future leaders; (2) offer civic education programs for teachers, students and the public; and (3) conduct strategic leadership development for the U.S. Army.
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    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 41 min

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