Past Events

RFAS Poster
February 9, 2017
THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE NEW YORK WINTER STORM. Panelists: Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard University; Meir Y. Soloveichik, Congregation Shearith Israel; David G. Dalin, Ave Maria University; Moderator Robert P. George, Princeton University Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Registration is required for this event. Please visit registration page here:  https://rfas.eventbrite.com/?aff=...
Cosponsor: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
Illiberal Reformers event poster
December 7, 2016
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Thomas C. LeonardResearch Scholar, The Council of the Humanities; Lecturer in Economics, Princeton University; Respondents: Christine Rosen, Senior Editor, The New Atlantis; William Schambra, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
In Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era (Princeton University Press, 2016), Thomas Leonard reexamines the economic progressives whose ideas and...
Klarman Poter
December 6, 2016
Michael J. KlarmanKirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Sponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs; Book sale/signing and reception to follow. Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School, where...
Cosponsors: The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, The Program in American Studies
Taylor Lecture Poster
October 24, 2016
The Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism
Stuart Taylor, Jr. '70, Author; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
The evidence that American universities are doing grave damage to our constitutional values -- largely disregarded by the public -- is sitting in plain view. Censorship of views disliked by the...
Cosponsor: The Program in Law and Public Affairs
Espinosa Poster
October 12, 2016
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Gastón Espinosa, 2016-17 James Madison Program William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life; Arthur V. Stoughton Professor of Religion, Claremont McKenna College
Professor Espinosa explores the religious influences on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and the critical role of race and religion in the 2016 election. He will expose the ways in which candidates...
Liberal Arts Poster
October 10, 2016
Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, Emeritus; Senior Scholar in Politics and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; and Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; Introduction by Jill S. Dolan, Dean of the College; Annan Professor in English, Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
Robert P. George holds Princeton’s McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He served as...
Pre-read event poster
September 29, 2016
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Matthew J. Franck, Director, William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution, The Witherspoon Institute; Lucas Morel, Professor of Politics, Washington and Lee University; Diana Schaub, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Maryland
This panel of distinguished scholars contribute to the discussion of Princeton's 2016 Pre-Read of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in the Defense of Equality by...
Hamza event poster
September 26, 2016
Shaykh Hamza YusufPresident and Co-Founder, Zaytuna College; and Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
Hamza Yusuf is President and Senior Faculty Member of Zaytuna College, America’s first accredited Muslim liberal arts college. He is an advisor to Stanford University’s Program in...
Cosponsor: The Muslim Life Program, Office of Religious Life
Bordewich event poster
September 21, 2016
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Fergus M. Bordewich, Author, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
In The First Congress, Bordewich tells the astonishing story of the most productive Congress in American history. When the members of the First Congress met in New York, in 1789, the new...
FRANK WU CONSTITUTION DAY POSTER
September 15, 2016
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
Frank H. Wu, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of Law; Respondent: Stanley N. Katz, Lecturer with rank of Professor in Public and International Affairs; Director, Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies
Cosponsors: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Program in American Studies, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Office of the Provost

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