GVSU Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies


The United States’ service men and women secure our freedom. How can we support them when they return home? Grand Valley State University’ Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies hosted its annual PTSD conference.

WGVU spoke with the keynote speaker, a Vietnam War combat veteran who understands treating the hidden wounds of war.

Jim Hodges joined the Civil Air Patrol when he was 16-years old. The young Texan began working with intelligence officers and joined the Army. “I was born with that soldier mentality in me.”

Barbara Kellerman

GVSU's Wheelhouse talks conclude for 2017 and speaker Barbara Kellerman joins us this morning to discuss, “Contextual Leadership for an Uncertain Future.”


Guests on behalf of the Hauenstein Center join in to discuss tonight's presentation/Wheelhouse Talk. Chadd Downing and Stephen Shedletzky are our guests.


The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies presents H.W. Brands: The General vs. the President, tonight, 7pm at GVSU in downtown Grand Rapids. Scott St. Louis, Gleaves Whitney and H.W. Brands join us in studio this morning.


Two nationally recognized journalists will discuss race in the United States at an event hosted by Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies tonight. We discuss with Gleaves Whitney and Scott St. Louis. "Race and the American Dream" will take place at 7 p.m. tonight in the Eberhard Center.

American Ulysses

Oct 20, 2016

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies tonight presents keynote Ronald White: American Ulysses, talking about modern political bickering and diametrically opposed sides of the political spectrum in an election year. We talk to the Center's President Gleaves Whitney and guests.

Can we find common ground between Israel and Palestine?  That’s a question that’s been asked for centuries as the two nations engage in what’s been called one of the most divisive political conflicts in the world. 

It’s rooted in the question of who owns that land in the Middle East.  That question will be discussed this week at an event sponsored by GVSU’s Kaufman Interfaith Institute. 

“The Israel-Palestine issue is one of the most controversial issues in international politics right now.”


The Hidden Wounds of War Conference is consolidating resources helping veterans dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries inflicted on the battlefield. WGVU takes a look at how the conference is designed to promote awareness and treatment.


Guests from The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies join us to talk about a groundbreaking summit this weekend, The Progressive/Conservative Summit, bringing together political thought leaders to explore the fundamental problems in politics.

Alan Charles Kors

Mar 16, 2016

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies is hosting a scholar Alan Charles Kors tonight. He will present "The Enlightenment and Academic Freedom."  We discuss this engagement with Gleaves Whitney and Joe Hogan from the Hauenstein Center along with Alan Charles Kors.