Events

March 18, 2015: A Conversation About Private School Choice with Dr. Michael Q. McShane

Club Mid

Featuring Michael Q. McShane, a research fellow in education policy studies at AEI. … more

Feb. 11, 2015: Overcriminalization in Michigan

Issues and Ideas Forum

Michigan’s vast, disorganized criminal law inherently places residents at risk of unintentionally violating a growing array of regulatory crimes that are difficult to discover and understand. The complexity of administrating such a criminal code threatens to divert scarce resources away from the enforcement of serious violent and property crimes. This event will feature ideas about how to protect Michigan residents from overcriminalization and improve the state’s criminal law. … more

Jan. 29, 2015: A Formula for Happiness with Arthur Brooks

Join AEI president Arthur Brooks for a discussion on the intersection between work, happiness, and human flourishing. This event is co-sponsored by The Mackinac Center, AEI, and Acton. … more

Jan. 27, 2015: National School Choice Week at the Capitol

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and partner organizations cordially invite you to join us in celebrating National School Choice Week with an event from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2015, at the Capitol. … more

Jan. 14, 2015: Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences

Issues and Ideas Forum

Please join the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in welcoming Daniel DiSalvo, assistant professor of Political Science at The City College of New York-CUNY and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership. … more

Dec. 4, 2014: Our Guild-Ridden Labor Market: The Curious Case of Occupational Licensing

Issues and Ideas Forum

Occupational licensing has had a curious and unusual history both in the U.S. and other nations. During some periods it was virtually nonexistent, but now in the U.S., it is growing rapidly and has developed into a stealth form of regulation. Dr. Morris Kleiner, a nationally recognized expert on occupational licensure, will address this issue and provide answers to why some occupations became heavily regulated and others did not. In addition, he’ll outline the economic effects of occupational licensing on mobility, wage determination, prices and the quality of services delivered. … more

Oct. 22, 2014: Planning for Life Workshop

Please join us for a luncheon celebrating the Mackinac Center's Legacy Society and featuring keynote speaker Kevin D. Williamson. … more

Oct. 2, 2014: Debate Workshop: Thursday | Grand Rapids

Students are invited to sharpen their forensic skills. For more information visit our 2014-2015 Debate Workshops… more

Oct. 1, 2014: Debate Workshop: Wednesday | Adrian

Students are invited to sharpen their forensic skills. For more information visit our 2014-2015 Debate Workshops… more

 
 

Mackinac Center events help connect our supporters with experts from our policy staff as well as with the opinions and perspectives of nationally-known writers and speakers. In communities across Michigan, our events also serve to help expose new friends to the promises and possibilities of freedom and opportunity.