Upcoming Events

Wilken lecture photo
April 10, 2019, 4:30 pm
The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life
Robert Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity Emeritus, University of Virginia
Much writing on religious freedom focuses on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and on the Enlightenment. But the developments of those centuries are only intelligible when seen in a longer...
Location: Lewis Library 120
Cosponsor: The Witherspoon Institute
April 17, 2019, 4:30 pm
The Annual Elizabeth M. Whelan Lecture
James Piereson, President, William E. Simon Foundation and Senior Fellow, the Manhattan Institute
Location: Lewis Library 120
April 30, 2019, 4:30 pm
Charles E. Test, M.D., Distinguished Lectures Series
Diana SchaubProfessor of Political Science, Loyola University Maryland
Lecture 1: Abraham Lincoln and the Daughters of Dred Scott The definitive refutation of the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision was delivered by Abraham Lincoln in an 1857...
Location: Lewis Library 120
May 1, 2019, 4:30 pm
Charles E. Test, M.D., Distinguished Lectures Series
Diana SchaubProfessor of Political Science, Loyola University Maryland
Lecture 2: Abraham Lincoln and the “Malignant Heart”  In his Second Inaugural, Lincoln called for Americans to act “with malice toward none.” “Malice” and related words like “...
Location: Lewis Library 120
May 2, 2019, 4:30 pm
Charles E. Test, M.D., Distinguished Lectures Series
Diana SchaubProfessor of Political Science, Loyola University Maryland
Lecture 3: Booker T. Washington and the Lessons of Lincoln  Rising to prominence during a time of terrible troubles for African Americans, Booker T. Washington devised a strategy and...
Location: Lewis Library 120
May 8, 2019, 4:30 pm
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Adrian Vermeule, Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School 
Location: Bowen 222
May 9, 2019, 4:30 pm to May 11, 2019, 1:00 pm
Thursday Keynote: Joseph Carens, Profesor of Political Science, University of Toronto, and Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Science, Institute of Advanced Study 
 
Other conference panelists: Michael Blake, Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Governance at University of WashingtonLeah Boustan, Professor...
Cosponsors: The Program in Law and Public Affairs, The Sawyer Seminar on Migration in the Program in International and Regional Studies , James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
May 14, 2019 (All day) to May 15, 2019 (All day)
The Annual Robert J. Giuffra '82 Conference
Keynote address: David Novak, J. Richard & Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion and Philosophy, University of Toronto