Past Events

Digital poster for "Arguing Excellence"
December 7, 2021
The Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism
Scott BrewerProfessor of Law, Harvard University 
Please join us for a lecture by Scott Brewer, professor of law at Harvard University. In this lecture, he will explore what kinds of competitive success are valuable, and why are they valuable? This...
Robert E. Lee Poster
December 2, 2021
James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship
Allen C. Guelzo, Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship and Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University; James M. McPherson, George Henry David '86 Professor Emeritus of History, Princeton University
Join us for an in person event with award-winning Civil War historian Allen Guelzo about his new book, Robert E. Lee: A LifeThe New York Times praised the book as “A deeply...
The Compleat Victory book cover
November 1, 2021
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Kevin J. Weddle *03Professor of Military Theory and Strategy and the Elihu Root Chair of Military Studies at the U.S. Army War College, and Allen C. Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities; Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, Princeton University
Please join us for a discussion between Professor Kevin J. Weddle and Dr. Allen Guelzo on Professor Weddle's new book,...
Cosponsor: Princeton Army ROTC
Statesmanship Lecture Poster
October 27, 2021
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Daniel J. Mahoney, Senior Writer at Law & Liberty, Professor Emeritus at Assumption University
The lecture will challenge the widespread, even dominant, view of politics as nothing but a vehicle for raw power and domination. Such false realism obfuscates both the very real quest for justice...
Dorian Abbot
October 21, 2021
Dorian Abbot, Associate Professor of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
Professor Abbot's talk was originally scheduled to be the Carlson Lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When MIT...
Digital poster for "Why Study Classics?"
October 6, 2021
Anika PratherLecturer at Howard University, and Solveig Gold, Senior Research Assistant in the James Madison Program and PhD Candidate in Classics at the University of Cambridge
By looking at the lives of African Americans who have found inspiration in the classics we can all learn about the enduring value of these texts.  The same fire that burned in the souls of our...
Book jacket and author photo
October 1, 2021
Jennifer Morton '02Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania; Gabrielle Girgis *20Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar with the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government, University of Notre Dame; Postdoctoral Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; and Alejandro Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University
Join us for a discussion of the Princeton Pre-read selection for the Class of 2025, ...
Baby and the Bathwater poster
September 23, 2021
Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University; Ryan T. Anderson, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center In conversation with Alexandra DeSanctis, Visiting Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Antonin Scalia, Communications Coordinator, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University 
Please join us for this discussion of Robert P. George and Ryan T. Anderson's seminal essay, "The Baby and the...
Cosponsor: Ethics and Public Policy Center
Constitution Day Poster
September 22, 2021
Donald L. Drakeman *88, Distinguished Research Professor, Program in Constitutional Studies, University of Notre DameKeith E. Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University Moderated by Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program and McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
Registration for this inaugural Antonin Scalia Constitution Day Lecture is free, required, and available...
Afghanistan Poster
September 15, 2021
Bernard HaykelProfessor of Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, Princeton University; Melissa M. Lee, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Michael A. Reynolds, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University; Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
Registration for this event is free, required, and available here...

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