Sponsored Courses

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The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions is pleased to participate in and contribute to the academic life at Princeton University through its support of course offerings. The Program provides full funding support for courses that are of interest both to students in the Department of Politics and to students in other departments such as religion, philosophy, history, and the School of Public and International Affairs. Offered regularly is a course on American Statesmanship funded by the William Garwood family.

Spring 2023 Course Offerings

POL 332 Topics in American Statesmanship: The Art of Statesmanship and the Political Life
Instructor: Shilo Brooks, Assistant Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and Lecturer in the Department of Politics

POL 493 The Philosophy of Law in America
Instructor: R.J. Snell, Director of Academic Programs, The Witherspoon Institute

POL 494 Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Inquiry
Instructor: Marc DeGirolami, Visiting Professor in the Department of Politics; Cary Fields Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John's University

FRS 130 Contours of American Thought
Instructor: Allen C. Guelzo, Thomas W. Smith Distinguished Research Scholar and Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship

FRS 184 Virtues and the Meaning of Life in Different Cultures
Instructor: Ronen Shoval, 2022-23 Associate Research Scholar; Ph.D. in Jewish Political Thought, Paris West University Nanterre La Défense

Fall 2022 Course Offerings

Instructor: Thomas Howes, 2022-2023 Postdoctoral Research Associate; Ph.D. in Philosophy, Catholic University of America
 
Instructor: Nasser Hussain, 2022-2023 Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in Politics; Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Columbia University
 
Instructor: Allen C. Guelzo, Thomas W. Smith Distinguished Research Scholar and Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship

Spring 2022 Course Offerings

Instructor: Benjamin Schvarcz, 2021-2022 Postdoctoral Research Associate; Ph.D. in Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Instructors: Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program; McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Allen C. GuelzoDirector of the James Madison Program's Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship; Senior Research Scholar, The Council of the Humanities
 

Fall 2021 Course Offerings

Instructor: Nasser Hussain, 2021-22 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate; Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Columbia University
 
Instructor: Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program; McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence
 
Instructor: Allen C. GuelzoDirector of the James Madison Program's Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship; Senior Research Scholar, The Council of the Humanities

 

Spring 2021 Course Offerings

Instructor: Thomas D. Howes, 2020-2021 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate
 
Instructor: Matthew J. FranckAssociate Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; Lecturer in Politics
 
Instructor: Allen C. GuelzoDirector of the James Madison Program's Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship; Senior Research Scholar, The Council of the Humanities
 
 

Fall 2020 Course Offerings

Instructor: Allen C. Guelzo, Director of the James Madison Program's Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship; Senior Research Scholar, The Council of the Humanities
 
 

Spring 2020 Course Offerings

Instructor: Allen C. GuelzoDirector of the James Madison Program's Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship; Senior Research Scholar, The Council of the Humanities

 

Fall 2019 Course Offerings

POL 320 Judicial Politics
Instructor: John KastellecAssociate Professor of Politics

POL 325 The Presidency and Executive Power
Instructor: Lauren A. WrightAssociate Research Scholar in Politics and Public Affairs

POL 326 Constitutional Difficulties in the Age of Trump
Instructor: Keith E. WhittingtonWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics

POL 332 Topics in American Statesmanship -- The Early American Republic: Judicial Career of John Marshall
Instructor: Matthew FranckAssociate Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; Lecturer in Politics

 

Spring 2019 Course Offerings

FRS 114 Uncompromising Political Perfection: Plato, Huxley, and Our Future EM
Matthew Franck, Associate Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; Lecturer in Politics

FRS 172 Alexander Hamilton: The Life, Thought, and Legacy of an American Original HA
Bradford Wilson, Executive Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; Lecturer in Politics; Faculty Fellow, Butler College​

POL 332 American Statesmanship -- The General as Statesman: Allied Leadership and Operation OVERLORD ​HA
Kevin J. Weddle *03, 2018-19 Spring Garwood Teaching Fellow; Professor of Military Theory and Strategy, US Army War College

 

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

FRS 110 War, National Security, and the Constitution SA
Michael Stokes Paulsen, Distinguished University Chair and Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas; Spring 2018 Visiting Professor in Politics and James Madison Program Visiting Fellow

FRS 172 Alexander Hamilton: The Life, Thought, and Legacy of an American Original HA
Bradford Wilson, Executive Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; Lecturer in Politics; Faculty Fellow, Butler College​

POL 488 Secession, the Civil War, and the Constitution HA 
Allen C. GuelzoHenry R. Luce Professorof the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies, Gettysburg College; 2017-18 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Professor and Garwood Visiting Fellow

 

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

*POL 332 (HA): Topics in American Statesmanship - Abraham Lincoln
Allen C. GuelzoHenry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies, Gettysburg College; 2017-18 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Professor and Garwood Visiting Fellow

 

Spring 2017 Course Offerings

FRS 164: The Idea and the Reality of Justice 
David F. Forte, 2015-16 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Professor and Garwood Visiting Fellow

 

Fall 2016 Course Offerings

POL 332: Topics in American Statesmanship - The Successful President
David F. Forte, 2015-16 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Professor and Garwood Visiting Fellow

FRS 195: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. EM
Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, Emeritus; Senior Scholar, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions