Center for Constructive Alternatives

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  [email protected]

Upcoming CCAs

CCA I: Critical American Elections

September 19 - September 22, 2021

Is the United States a republic, a constitutional democracy, or both? One thing is certain: it is neither in the absence of fair, free, and open elections. This first CCA of the 2021-22 academic year will explore past critical elections, recent efforts at electoral reform, and the controversy over the 2020 election.

Find out more about CCA I: Critical American Elections »

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.