Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Discover how to eliminate regulatory hurdles in Michigan and beyond. Join our panel discussion on the economic impacts of licensing laws and explore legislative solutions for fostering entrepreneurship while ensuring public safety.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Join us for a screening of "One Life," the inspiring story of Sir Nicholas Winton, portrayed by Anthony Hopkins. Winton, a British stockbroker, saved 669 children from the Nazis during World War II, a feat unknown for decades. Mackinac Center President Emeritus Lawrence W. Reed, author of "The Difference One Can Make," will share personal insights.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Join us for an evening of fellowship among friends of liberty.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Join us for an insightful panel discussion on the state of higher education in Michigan. As Michigan continues to invest significantly in its public universities, community colleges, and private institutions, questions arise about the outcomes and effectiveness of these investments.

April 2024

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April 17, 2024
It’s Time To Work: State Licensing Reforms Michigan Should Consider
April 18, 2024
Mackinac Center Hosts Showing of “One Life,” a Film About the Inspirational Sir Nicholas Winton
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May 2024

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May 9, 2024
An Evening with the Mackinac Center
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May 14, 2024
Has the Ivory Tower Lost its Luster? Rethinking Higher Education in Michigan
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Past Events

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Join economists Jonathan Williams and Michael LaFaive for a focused discussion on economic policy. Whether you're a policymaker, business leader, student or concerned citizen, don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of economic policy and its implications for prosperity.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Come join us in celebration of education options for Michigan families! We welcome students, parents, educators and guest supporters, as well as a variety of student-led displays to highlight the importance of educational options.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

In the wake of Michigan's soaring home prices and rental rates, the pivotal yet often overlooked issue of zoning reform takes center stage. Join our panel as we explore how Michigan lawmakers can navigate zoning changes to harmonize local concerns, property rights, and housing affordability.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Join us for a (polite) discussion about the need for thoughtful discourse in public policy.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Join us for an insightful panel discussion as we delve into the pressing issues surrounding healthcare in Michigan.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Join us as we delve into the proliferation of occupational licensing laws and discuss what Michigan lawmakers should consider to strike a balance between job regulation and fostering a robust economy.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Join us as we discover how empowering our children to play independently and develop essential life skills is not just a nostalgic yearning for the past, but a strategic investment in a brighter, more resilient future.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announces our 2023 Planning for Life Workshops around Michigan.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Join us for an engaging lunchtime discussion with labor experts Steve Delie and Shane Hernandez, as we delve into the dramatic changes brought by Michigan’s new governing majority.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Michigan legislators approved almost $3 billion in new corporate welfare spending during just the first quarter of 2023. What exactly are we getting for our money and what has been the track record of previous corporate subsidies? And importantly, how might these influence Michigan’s long-term trend of population loss?