Past Events

Vincent Phillip Munoz
November 15, 2022
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Vincent Phillip MuñozTocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame
In 2021 Supreme Court case City of Philadelphia v. Fulton, Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch called for a reversal of the Court’s leading religious liberty precedent ...
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November 11, 2022
Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression
William Allen, Michigan State University Paul Clement, Former Solicitor General of the United States Stanley Katz, Director of the Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies and President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies Anna Krylov, Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California Nadine Strossen, Former President of the American Civil Liberties Union R. Shep Melnick, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics at Boston College and co-chair of the Harvard Program on Constitutional Government Rosemarie Monge, Associate Professor of Ethics and Business Law, St. Thomas University; 2022-23 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow Richard Shweder, Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Human Development in the Department of Comparative Human Development, The University of Chicago John Tomasi, President, Heterodox Academy
Livestream of the event available at during the public panel times (10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm)....
Braver Angels Debate Flyer: Should Parents Have The Primary Say In Their Child's Publicly Funded Education?
November 1, 2022
Organized by Braver Angels.   Sponsored by the Princeton Open Campus Coalition and the James Madison Program Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression, and supported by Princetonians for Free Speech.   REGISTER HERE   Princeton students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a respectful conversation touching all sides of a challenging issue. Brought to you with the support of a partnership of Braver Angels, BridgeUSA, and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), non-profit organizations that believe in the power of free expression and respectful exchange of ideas on America's college campuses.   Join Braver Angels for a debate at Princeton on November... Read more
Cosponsors: James Madison Program Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression, Princeton Open Campus Coalition
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October 26, 2022
The Annual Elizabeth M. Whelan Lecture
Matthew Continetti, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Author, and Journalist
Where does the conservative movement of William F. Buckley Jr., Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan stand today? By tracing the history of American conservative thought and politics, we can follow the...
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October 13, 2022
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College
Join us for a discussion with Professor Carl Trueman on his book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self:...
Brad Birzer
October 10, 2022
Brad Birzer, Professor of History, Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies, Hillsdale College
Co-sponsored and supported by the National Italian-American Foundation Birzer will address the meaning of the frontier in American history, giving examples from Columbus through the 19th...
Cosponsor: National Italian-American Foundation
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October 6, 2022
Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression
Nadine StrossenFormer President, American Civil Liberties Union
Join us for a conversation with Nadine Strossen and Princeton Professor Gregory Conti about free speech and academic freedom on campus. This event is part of our Initiative on Freedom of Thought,...
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...