We host events to promote engaging ideas on campus and in our community.


You can find videos of our Menard Family Distinguished Speaker events and IDEAS Workshops on our YouTube channel

January 19
J.D. Vance, author of the New York Times best-seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

February 23
Emily Chamlee-Wright, president and CEO of the Institute for Humane Studies

March 25
Susan Schwab, former U.S. Trade Representative from 2006-2009

April 13
Robert Koopman, Chief Economist at the World Trade Organization

January 29
Marion Tupy, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity

February 12
Ben Winchester, Senior Research Fellow, University of Minnesota Extension

March 12
Greg Lukianoff, President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

March 26
Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

April 9
Maria Minniti, Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Syracuse University

April 23
Patrick Wolf, Distinguished Professor of Education Policy, University of Arkansas

May 7
Marta Podemska-Mikluch, Professor in Entrepreneurship, Gustavus Adolphus College




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