Upcoming Events

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March 30, 2017, 4:30 pm
The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life
Meir Y. Soloveichik, Rabbi, Congregation Shearith Israel; Director, Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University
This lecture will reflect on the Hebraic impact of America and its meaning for religion in public life today. Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik *10 is Director of the Zahava and Moshael...
Location: Lewis Library 120
Cosponsor: The Witherspoon Institute’s William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution
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April 3, 2017, 3:00 pm
3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion featuring Daniel CullenProfessor of Political Science, Rhodes CollegeAlicja GescinskaPhilosopher and Novelist; John HaldaneJ. Newton Rayzor, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University; and Mark JohnstonHenry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy​, Princeton University.   4:45 p.m. Public Lecture by Sir Roger ScrutonWriter and Philosopher; Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, on Philosophy in the Public Culture.
The following books will be available for sale by Labyrinth Books; the book signing will occur after the lecture, at 6:00 p.m. On Human Nature (Princeton University Press, 2017)
Location: Frist Campus Center 302
April 6, 2017, 4:30 pm
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Robert K. FaulknerProfessor, Department of Political Science, Boston College
Make America great again?  But what is America’s greatness?  The famous Alexis De Tocqueville explored the tensions among this dynamic country’s expanding ambitions and complicated creed of equal...
Location: Lewis Library 120
Cosponsor: The Witherspoon Institute
April 11, 2017, 4:30 pm
An Elizabeth M. Whelan Lecture
Harold JamesClaude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies and Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University
Location: Friend Center 101
April 17, 2017, 4:30 pm
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Jack GoldsmithHenry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Endowed by the late Herbert "Wiley" Vaughan, founding member of the Madison Program's Advisory Council, the Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles is an endowed Princeton...
Location: TBA
April 20, 2017, 4:30 pm
Arthur C. Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute
Entrepreneurship has always played a central role in American society. Ambitious individuals using their talents to create new ventures are a central piece of our national story. But at its root, to...
Location: Maeder Hall, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Cosponsor: The American Enterprise Institute
May 1, 2017, 7:00 pm
Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University (Banjo, Guitar) With Robin Ringgold Cockey (Fiddle), Doug Greason (Bass), Charles McGovern (Mandolin, Guitar), Daniel Miner (Guitar), Glenn Rosen (Washboard, Spoons, Piano), and Dave Scheiber (Pedal Steel Guitar)
Location: TBA
May 2, 2017, 5:30 pm
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Alvin S. Felzenberg *75, *78Lecturer, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania; Author of A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. (Yale University Press, 2017); and Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
Location: TBA
May 9, 2017, 4:30 pm to May 11, 2017, 6:00 pm
Charles E. Test, M.D., Distinguished Lectures Series
Steven D. Smith, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego
Location: Lewis Library 120
May 22, 2017, 10:30 am to May 23, 2017, 6:00 pm
The Annual Robert J. Giuffra '82 Conference
Keynote Address by Leon R. Kass, M.D., Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College, University of Chicago; Madden-Jewett Chair, American Enterprise Institute
Location: To Be Announced
Cosponsor: The Association for the Study of Free Institutions at Texas Tech University