The Pruis Rule of Law Lecture series has been sponsored by the Henry Institute at Calvin since 2010, and features speakers who are researching issues related to the rule of law or who have personally experienced issues surrounding the development of the rule of law in countries around the globe. Supported by the Pruis Rule of Law Endowment, established at Calvin University in 2008 by Ed Zeilstra in honor of long-time Calvin Business professor Don Pruis. The Henry Institute is working to generate activities that foster and promote a renewed appreciation among students, faculty, staff, and the broader West Michigan community for the concept.


Submissions from 2021


Faithful Christian Politics, Justin Giboney

Submissions from 2020


Path to Justice: A Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform, Aaron Kinzel

Submissions from 2018


Liberalism is Not Free: The Myth of Religious Liberty, Patrick Deneen

Submissions from 2017


Are International Insitutions Dispensable?, Rod Ludema

Submissions from 2016

Christianity Among the Marginalized: Empowering Poor Women in India, Rebecca Shah

Submissions from 2014


The Church's Witness and the Church's Freedom, John Inazu

Submissions from 2013


Economic Growth, the rule of Law, and the Image of God, P. J. Hill


Building the Rule of Law in New States: Kosovo and the Shadow of the European Union, Sandra Joireman

Submissions from 2012

Fostering Religious Freedom in China: Are Property Rights the Key?, Kevin R. den Dulk

Submissions from 2010

Rule of Law in Russia: Problems and Perspectives, Andrey Shirin