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The Campbell Institute supports a set of programs that further the mission and collaborative efforts of faculty and students: 



  • Campbell Conversations is an interview-based public affairs NPR radio program, created, hosted, and produced by Grant Reeher, that features in-depth interviews in which Reeher goes beyond and behind the current news cycle to explore more lasting questions about public affairs.

  • Campbell Debates employ a style adapted from the Oxford Union debates, each Campbell Debate will allow a gathered audience to consider a question of national, regional, or local significance. 

  • Campbell Lectures bring in occasional speakers, domestic and international, to share their research, and life and work experience with Maxwell, engaging faculty and students in the meaning of citizenship and civic engagement. These lectures are also intended to stimulate constructive conversations regarding important issues going on in the world today.

  • The Sawyer Law and Politics Program supports research and teaching that explore the political significance of legal institutions and legal actors. 

  • The State of Democracy Lecture Series provides a forum for meaningful discussions of significant public issues - both current and more enduring - that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. These discussions enable explorations of real-world challenges and foster continued discussion and debate.

  • The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility seeks to expand horizons and spark new conversations about the problems and opportunities we collectively face as citizens of nations and of the world with speakers that are leaders in their fields who have demonstrated - through their life and work - that generative efforts can enrich both our private and public lives. 

  • The Howard G. and Louise S. Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership provides enhanced training for future government leader who are ethical, strategic and innovative thinkers. This prestigious chair hosts an annual symposium bringing together such leaders to engage faculty and students in real world experiences.

  • The Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy provides for teaching and research in business and government relations, and host to an annual symposium of invited business and government leaders.