Hillsdale College CCA

Center for Constructive Alternatives


Hillsdale’s Center for Constructive Alternatives (CCA) is the sponsor of one of the largest college lecture series in America.

CCA seminars are held four times each year. Students are required to complete one CCA seminar during their undergraduate years. They may elect to enroll in more.

Lectures are open to the public, and out-of-town guests are welcomed.


Contact Information

(517) 607-2318  cca@hillsdale.edu

Upcoming CCAs

CCA I: American Political Scandals

September 9 - September 12, 2018

This first CCA of the 2018-2019 academic year will explore political scandals from the Founding era to the present day.

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CCA II: The Cost of Regulation

November 11 - November 14, 2018

This second CCA of the 2018-2019 academic year will consider the role of regulation in a free society, the regulatory state today, and prescriptions for reform.

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CCA III: Artificial Intelligence

January 27 - January 30, 2019

This third CCA of the 2018-2019 academic year will examine artificial intelligence, which is at the forefront of contemporary technological advancements.

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CCA IV: Churchill and the Movies

March 24 - March 28, 2019

This fourth and final CCA of the 2018-19 academic year will explore two films widely regarded as Churchill’s favorites and two Churchill biopics in their historical context.

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History

Over thirteen hundred speakers have participated in CCA seminars since 1972, including statesmen like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher; political scientists like Harry V. Jaffa and Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr.; historians like Stephen Ambrose and Martin Gilbert; novelists like Madeleine L’Engle and Tom Wolfe; journalists like Brit Hume and Michael Medved; scientists like Edward Teller; filmmakers like Peter Bogdanovich; economists like Nobel Laureate James Buchanan and Walter Williams; foreign policy experts like Jeane J. Kirkpatrick; theologians like Malcolm Muggeridge and Michael Novak; athletes like Peggy Fleming; and businessmen like Steve Forbes and Dave Thomas.


Archives

Videos of past CCA seminars have been recorded and can be accessed through the links below.

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