Past Events

Nolan McCarty event poster
April 16, 2014
Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America
Nolan McCartySusan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Financial executives and political leaders alike often argue that malfeasance in the financial sector is the work of a “few bad apples.” But such thinking is quite damaging for financial security....
Mukasey event poster
April 7, 2014
Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America
Michael MukaseyFormer Attorney General of the United States (2007-2009); U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of New York (1988-2006)
Michael B. Mukasey served as the 81st Attorney General of the United States, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, from November 2007 to January 2009. During that time, he...
Whittington lecture poster
April 1, 2014
The Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism
Keith WhittingtonWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University
This very special annual lecture celebrates the work of the late Walter F. Murphy, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, Princeton University, and his dedication to excellence in...
Cosponsor: The Program in Law and Public Affairs
Religious Freedom event poster 2014
March 24, 2014
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
A Public Conversation featuring, from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Elliott AbramsCouncil on Foreign Relations; Commissioner, Eric P. SchwartzHumphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Commissioner, Katrina Lantos SwettLantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice; Commissioner, and Robert P. GeorgePrinceton University; Chair
Elliott Abrams is Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.  He teaches U.S. foreign policy at Georgetown University’s School...
Lash event poster
February 26, 2014
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Kurt LashGuy Raymond Jones Chair in Law and Director, Program on Constitutional Theory, History and Law, University of Illinois College of Law
Kurt T. Lash holds the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he directs the Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law. Professor...
Jay Cost event poster
February 17, 2014
Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America
Jay CostStaff Writer, The Weekly Standard 
Author of Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic (Broadside Books, 2011)
Political corruption is a subject once again in the newspapers and on the television. In this talk, Jay Cost will discuss the institutional origins of corruption, explaining how it has evolved over...
JFK Assassination event poster
November 22, 2013
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; and Alvin S. Felzenberg *75, *78Director of Communications, Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress; Visiting Lecturer, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania; Author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game (2008)
Alvin S. Felzenberg serves as Director of Communications for the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress and Visiting Lecturer at the Annenberg School for...
Guelzo event poster
November 19, 2013
The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life
Allen C. GuelzoHenry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era; Professor of History, Gettysburg College 
Author of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (2013), Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2012), and Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2009)
Allen C. Guelzo is Director of Civil War Era Studies and Professor of History at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer...
Cosponsor: The Witherspoon Institute
Yarbrough event poster
November 14, 2013
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Jean M. YarbroughGary M. Pendy Professor of Social Sciences, Bowdoin College
Author of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition (2012)
Jean M. Yarbrough is Gary M. Pendy, Sr. Professor of Social Sciences and Government at Bowdoin College, where she has taught political philosophy and American Political Thought for...
Max Boot event poster
November 11, 2013
Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Author of Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present (2013), War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today (2006), and The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (2002)
Drawing on his new book, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present (W.W. Norton & Co., 2013), he will examine the origins of guerrilla...