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The McConnell Connection

Dear friend of the McConnell Center,

Join us Thursday, Feb. 28, as we continue our free and public "reTHINK" lecture series. 

Public Events

reTHINK Capitalism

Feb. 28, 6-7 p.m., Chao Auditorium–One of the central objections to capitalism has been the financial and resource inequality it facilitates. From the 20th century progressives to the Occupy Wall Street protestors of today, critics have questioned the societal consequences of capitalism. But, does capitalism offer benefits that off-set the costs?

James Otteson will address these issues in a free, public lecture using his book, Adam Smith's Marketplace of Life, as a guide. 

McConnell Scholars

Max Morley named Mr. Cardinal 2013

Seniors Max Morley, a McConnell Scholar , and Gillian Griggs were named Mr. and Ms. Cardinal 2013. Hear their thoughts about life at the University of Louisville.

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Civic Education

Essay contest to give away $900 in prizes

The McConnell Center is sponsoring an essay contest for Kentucky high school students to encourage them to discover the roots of the American political system. 

Prize money totaling $900 will be split among the 3 students who write the best 1,000-word essays about the roots of U.S. government or its reform.

Visit the McConnell-Chao Archives during your lunch break

The McConnell-Chao Archives are one of many "must-see" exhibits at the Univeristy of Louisville's Ekstrom Library.