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The McConnell Connection

Dear friend of the McConnell Center,

It's happening here.

Last month, the McConnell Center hosted Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burma's pro-democracy activist Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and CIA Director David Petraeus. This month, our "reTHINK" lecture series continues with discussions on the Trail of Tears and America's so-called "exceptionalism." We hope you can attend!

Public Events

reTHINK the Trail of Tears

Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. (free) - Join Amy Sturgis, PhD, as she recounts the personal stories of two Cherokees–from the careers they pursued to the women they loved–and considers how their stories offer fresh insights into the Trail of Tears. More details »

reTHINK American Exceptionalism

Monday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m. (free) - Author Richard Gamble, PhD, will trace the American history of the "city on a hill" metaphor from its Puritan origins to its use in Reagan's civil religion and beyond. More details »

McConnell Scholars

Globetrotters: Scholars explore China

Get a taste of what McConnell Scholars were up to this summer as they spent five weeks abroad in the People's Republic of China.
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China Excursion 2012 from McConnell Center on Vimeo.

The First 50 Days: A Glimpse into the Life of a McConnell Scholar

See what our McConnell Scholars have been up to this semester! Like what you see? Join us - scholarship applications are due Jan. 15, 2013.
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Scholar Sneak Peek - Fall 2012 from McConnell Center on Vimeo.

Civic Education

Visit our Civic Education Gallery

(Free tours) Watch and evaluate campaign commercials, take a citizenship test and watch two national award-winning films at the U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary Elaine L. Chao Archives.