Past Events

Religious Freedom event poster
April 12, 2015
Baroness Berridge of the Vale of CatmoseFounding Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom of Religion or BeliefRobert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
Elizabeth Berridge became Baroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose on January 20, 2011 and is a working peer, an informal title for those whose main work is their role in the House...
Meilaender event poster
April 10, 2015
A Conference Celebrating the Work of Gilbert Meilaender *76, Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University; Paul Ramsey Fellow, Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame
For over three decades, the work of Gilbert Meilaender has been at the center of American theological and moral discussion. His writings have informed public policy, academic debate, and have gained...
Cosponsor: The Berkeley Institute
Meilaender event poster
April 9, 2015
Charles E. Test, M.D., Distinguished Lectures Series
Gilbert Meilaender *76Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University; Paul Ramsey Fellow, Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame
Gilbert Meilaender *76 is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University and the Paul Ramsey Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. He...
Moderation event poster
February 24, 2015
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Sam TanenhausJournalist and Author; Peter BerkowitzTad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University Moderated by Aurelian Craiutu2014-15 Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow, James Madison Program; Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, where he chairs the Hoover Task Force on National Security and Law. He...
Human Dignity event poster
February 12, 2015
Mark P. LagonPresident, Freedom House; and Anthony Clark ArendDirector, Master of Science of Foreign Service Program; Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University Editors of Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions (Georgetown University Press, 2014) Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University  
Mark P. Lagon is President of Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world.  From 2010 through 2014, he was the...
Judge Brown event poster
February 3, 2015
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Judge Janice Rogers BrownU. S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
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...
Steven B. Smith Lincoln event poster
November 14, 2014
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Steven B. SmithAlfred Cowles Professor of Government & Philosophy, Yale University
Professor Smith's lecture treats Lincoln as a man of the Enlightenment, especially concerning the role of science and political economy in shaping his ideas of a free society. Steven B. Smith...
Islamic State event poster
November 12, 2014
Professor Bernard HaykelNear Eastern Studies; Professor Amaney JamalPolitics; Professor Michael ReynoldsNear Eastern Studies Moderated by Professor Robert GeorgePolitics
Bernard Haykel is Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia at Princeton...
Cosponsors: The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, The Workshop on Arab Political Development
Originalism event poster
November 7, 2014
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
John McGinnisGeorge C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of Law; and Michael RappaportHugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law Authors of Originalism and the Good Constitution (Harvard 2013) Respondent: Keith WhittingtonWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University
John O. McGinnis is George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law at Northwestern Law School. Professor McGinnis clerked on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. From...
Rosenkranz event poster
November 4, 2014
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Nicholas Quinn RosenkranzProfessor of Law, Georgetown University Law School
Professor Rosenkranz begins with a humble question that is almost universally overlooked—what he calls the “who” question:  Who has violated the constitution?  This simple question turns out to solve...

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