The Thomas C. and Ramona E. McDonald Center for America's Founding Principles exists to supplement Mercer University's excellent liberal arts program with a redoubled commitment to the foundational texts and ideas which have shaped Western Civilization and the American political order.
The Center’s programming includes an annual lecture series, the A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas, high school teacher and student workshops, faculty-student reading groups, a general education course on America's Founding Principles, and undergraduate research fellowships.
In the Summer of 2016, the Center will run two great programs. The first (June 15-26) is our Great Books travel program for high school teachers, in Athens, Greece. The second is our Great Books program for high school students (July 10-15). Applications for both programs are available now.