Past Events

Judge Amul Thapar
September 22, 2022
The Antonin Scalia Constitution Day Lecture
Judge Amul R. Thapar, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Supported by the Jack Miller Center Join us for our annual Antonin Scalia Constitution Day Lecture with Judge Amul Thapar, "Originalism in Theory and Practice." Judge Amul R. Thapar...
God's Cold Warrior: The Life and Faith of John Foster Dulles
September 8, 2022
James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship
John Wilsey, Associate Professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Join us for a lecture with Professor John Wilsey on his recent book, God’s Cold Warrior: The Life and Faith of John Foster...
Princeton Campus
May 20, 2022
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
Rebekah Adams '21, PhD student, Carnegie Mellon University, Solveig Gold '17, Senior Research Assistant in the James Madison Program and PhD Candidate in Classics at the University of Cambridge; Myles McKnight '23Princeton Undergraduate; Stuart Taylor, Jr '70, Co-Founder and President of Princetonians for Free Speech; moderated by Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
The freedom of academics and students to think and speak freely, on and off campus, has empowered the pursuit of truth and human flourishing. This freedom is currently being challenged on campuses...
Elbridge Colby
May 4, 2022
James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship
Elbridge Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, co-founder of The Marathon Initiative
Join us for a discussion with Elbridge Colby about his book, The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great...
Kim Strassel
April 27, 2022
The Annual Elizabeth M. Whelan Lecture
Kimberley Strassel '94, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board
Join us for the Annual Elizabeth M. Whelan lecture featuring Kimberley Strassel '94. The First Amendment's traditional protectors are failing, while its new gatekeepers aren't up to the task. This...
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April 11, 2022
Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression
Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Chicago 
Join us for the James Madison Program's Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression inaugural event!  To...
Maverick book cover
April 7, 2022
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Jason L. Riley, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and columnist for the Wall Street Journal
Join us for a discussion with Jason Riley on Thomas Sowell and why his writings—on everything from school choice and affirmative action to economic inequality and social justice—continue to be...
Hands
March 30, 2022
The Harold T. Shapiro Lecture on Ethics, Science, and Technology
Charles Camosy, Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University
The Annual Harold T. Shapiro Lecture on Ethics, Science, and Technology featuring Charles Camosy, Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University. The Shapiro Lecture honors former Princeton...
James Ceaser
March 15, 2022
Charles E. Test, M.D. '37 Distinguished Lectures Series
James Ceaser, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia
Join us for the Charles E. Test, M.D. '37 Lectures featuring Professor James W. Ceaser. This event includes a series of three lectures, taking place on the evenings of March...
Stained glass
February 24, 2022
James Madison Program Black History Month Event
Jacqueline C. Rivers, Executive Director and Senior Fellow for Social Science and Policy, Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies
Historically, the Black Church has played a vital role in the black community, spiritually, socially, and politically.  In the current period the Black Church, like the church as a whole, is...

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