Past Events

Tanenhaus Buckley event poster
November 5, 2013
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; and Sam TanenhausWriter at Large, New York Times, Author of The Death of Conservatism: A Movement and Its Consequences (2010) and Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (1997)
Sam Tanenhaus is Writer at Large for the New York Times, covering a variety of topics with an emphasis on ideas, politics and culture. Mr. Tanenhaus was previously Editor of...
Rubin event poster
October 21, 2013
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Charles T. Rubin, Associate Professor, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Department of Political Science, Duquesne University
The stories of Frankenstein's monster and Rabbi Loew's golem reflect seriously on what it would mean to take the extraordinary step of creating humanoid life. Taken together these tales suggest some...
Chen Guangcheng event poster
October 16, 2013
Chen GuangchengChinese Civil Rights Lawyer and Activist; Distinguished Senior Fellow in Human Rights, Witherspoon Institute; Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, Catholic University of America; Senior Distinguished Advisor, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice
Moderated by Arthur WaldronLauder Professor of International Relations, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Chen Guangcheng is a Chinese civil rights lawyer and activist who has been a persistent voice for freedom, human dignity, and the rule of law in his native country.  Working in rural...
Cosponsor: The Witherspoon Institute
Scruton lecture series poster
October 14, 2013 to October 17, 2013
Charles E. Test, M.D., Distinguished Lectures Series
Roger ScrutonVisiting Professor of Philosophy, St. Andrews University and University of Oxford; Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Author of Green Philosophy (Oxford University Press), The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford University Press), and The Aesthetics of Architecture (Princeton University Press)
Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who lives in Washington, D.C. and rural Wiltshire, England. He is currently a Senior Scholar at the Ethics and Public...
Manning event poster
September 20, 2013
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
John ManningBruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Coauthor of Hart and Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System (6th ed. 2009, with Fallon, Meltzer, and Shapiro) and Legislation and Regulation (2010, with Matthew C. Stephenson)
The challenge of constitutional adjudication is to make sense of a document that the polity cannot readily amend and that interpreters must apply many years—often centuries—after its adoption.  ...
Cosponsor: The Program in American Studies
Alan Ryan event poster
September 18, 2013
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
Alan RyanLecturer with the Rank of Professor in Politics, Princeton University
Commentators: Peter BrooksSterling Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus, Yale University and George KatebWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics Emeritus, Princeton University
Please see the Flyer below for full biographies of the speakers.
Cosponsors: The Program in American Studies, The Program in Law and Public Affairs, The Office of the Provost
Reunions event poster
May 31, 2013
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program; and Ted Cruz ‘92United States Senate (R-TX)
Ted Cruz ‘92 was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas in 2012.  In the Senate, he serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; the Committee on Armed...
Benghazi event poster
May 22, 2013
Michael DoranSenior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; and Gabriel SchoenfeldSenior Fellow at the Hudson Institute Moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton University
Michael S. Doran is the Roger Hertog Fellow in the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution.  By training he is an academic expert on the international politics of the Middle East,...
May conference 2013 poster
May 20, 2013 to May 21, 2013
The Annual James Madison Program May Conference
Keynote Address by Harvey C. MansfieldWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government, Harvard University
Free societies are apt to have milestones in a way that other societies do not.  All societies experience change, and it is always possible to identify especially important moments in their histories...
Cosponsor: The Association for the Study of Free Institutions, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Clement event poster
May 10, 2013
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Paul D. ClementPartner at Brancroft PLLC; 43rd Solicitor General of the United States; Advocate before the U. S. Supreme Court for 26 States in Their Challenge to the Affordable Care Act
Although the early years of the Roberts Court saw the Supreme Court focused on issues of individual liberty and separation of powers, the last two terms have brought issues of federalism to the fore...