Past Events

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...
Hong Kong event poster
October 17, 2014
Aaron L. FriedbergProfessor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Chen GuangchengCivil Rights Lawyer and Activist; Distinguished Senior Fellow in Human Rights, The Witherspoon Institute; Lynn T. White IIIProfessor of Politics and International Affairs, Emeritus, Princeton University
Aaron L. Friedberg is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1987, and co-director of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center...
Pakistan event poster
October 17, 2014
Mujeeb-ur-RahmanSenior Advocate Pakistan Supreme Court; Raza RumiJournalist and Author of `Delhi By Heart’
Video recording is not available for this event. We apologize for any inconvenience. Sponsored by the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance, Woodrow Wilson School
Cosponsors: The University Center for Human Values, The Ahmadiyya Muslim Lawyers Association
Thomas event poster
October 16, 2014
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
George ThomasAssociate Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
A Public Lecture based on Professor Thomas' new book of the same title, available November 2014 from Cambridge University Press.  In his words: It is often forgotten that the...
Marsden event poster
October 1, 2014
The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life
George MarsdenProfessor of History, Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
George Marsden has taught history at Calvin College, Duke University Divinity School, and the University of Notre Dame. His books include Fundamentalism and American Culture,...
Cosponsors: The Witherspoon Institute, The Program in American Studies
Higher Education Reform event poster
September 29, 2014
George F. Will *68Columnist, Washington Post; Author; Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
George F. Will *68 has been a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post since 1974.  Today, his column appears twice weekly in more than 475 newspapers. For 35 years, he...
Cosponsor: The Witherspoon Institute
Hamburger event poster
September 24, 2014
Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America
Philip Hamburger '79Maurice & Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Professor Hamburger argues that administrative power revives absolute power. Whereas the Constitution established power through and under the law in a government of separated powers, administrative...
Holt event poster
September 16, 2014
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture on Search and Seizure in the Snowden Era, by Rush HoltU.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District.
Cosponsors: The Program in American Studies, The Program in Law and Public Affairs, The Office of the Provost
McDowell event poster
September 15, 2014
James Madison Program Constitution Day Event
Gary McDowellProfessor, Tyler Haynes Interdisciplinary Chair in Leadership Studies, Political Science & Law, University of Richmond
In Professor McDowell's words: For much of its history, the interpretation of the United States Constitution presupposed judges seeking the meaning of the text and the original intentions...
Cosponsor: The Program in American Studies