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 III: The Liberal Arts and Education Today

January 31 - February 3, 2021

“What spectacle can be more edifying,” James Madison wrote in 1822, “than that of liberty and learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?” It was long and widely understood in America that a certain kind of education is essential to the maintenance of a free society. It is less well […]

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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.