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The McConnell Connection

Dear friend of the McConnell Center,

Join us this fall as we 'ReTHiNK' fundamental assumptions about American public life. Our five-part lecture series is free and open to the public.

Public Events

Rethinking the Gold Standard

Join Forbes.com columnist Brian Domitrovic, PhD, as he makes the case for reinstating the gold standard: "[It's] the best hope now for getting the nation back on the track of growth, employment and better lives," he says. More details »

McConnell Scholars

Center welcomes 10 new Scholars

Meet our newest McConnell Scholars - Class of 2016. Story; video

Group explores America's British roots

Scholars spent the past year, from Colonial Williamsburg to London and Oxford, studying Britain's political, cultural and ideological influence on the American founding. Video; photos

Students travel to China

Senior McConnell Scholars spent five weeks this summer studying the history, culture and politics of the People's Republic of China. Read their blog; photos

Civic Education

Young Leaders Academy 2012

High school students from across the Commonwealth explored social movements, the use of social media and their interplay with politics this summer as part of a four-day leadership academy. Pictures »

Professional development opportunities

Open to Kentucky social studies teachers, grades K-12. Applications due Oct. 16 »