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Hunter Baker's lecture will propose recovering ideals in statesmanship and citizenship as the answer to today's intense political polarization.

​​This lecture will be livestreamed @ 12 noon on November 15 for those who cannot join in person.

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Hunter Baker, J.D., Ph.D.
Union University

University Fellow and Associate Professor of Political Science

Hunter Baker, J.D., Ph.D. is the dean of arts and sciences at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He is the author of The End of Secularism, Political Thought: A Student’s Guide, and The System Has a Soul. He has also written widely for a variety of outlets which include Touchstone, Christianity Today, Modern Age, Public Discourse, the Journal of Law and Religion, Perspectives in Politics, and many others. Baker won the Acton Institute’s Michael Novak Award in 2011 and now serves as an affiliate scholar for Acton and as an associate editor of the Journal of Markets and Morality. He is also a research fellow for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and a contributing editor for Touchstone

Event Details

Start Date


Acton Institute | Mark Murray Auditorium
98 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States


11:30 a.m. Doors open
12:00 p.m. Lecture begins
12:30 p.m. Q&A
1:00 p.m. Lecture ends


$15 General | $10 Student
Includes box lunch and beverage

(Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee a box lunch)


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