Call for Papers: MCSII Civil Liberty Symposium, April 18-19 2022

The Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation (MCSII) will host its third annual Civil Liberty Symposium April 18 and 19, 2022.  Paper/session proposals are invited on any topic pertaining to civil liberties or their relationship to institutions and innovation. 

Deadline for proposal submission: Friday, January 28, 2022

Lawmaking in a Pandemic

The Plague, Power, & Policy: Lawmaking in a Pandemic conversation held last week is posted on our YouTube channel. Check it out!

Essay Submission Deadline Extended

The 2021 Undergraduate Essay Competition submission deadline has been extended until April 9, 2021. “Should the United States make military or national service compulsory?” Submit online at:

Sifting & Winnowing

The third volume of S&W’s Wisconsin Ideas Conference Papers are now published. The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy provides regular support to S&W. To learn more click here.