May 20, 2021
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
Flora Champy, Assistant Professor of French and Italian, Princeton University; Randall Kennedy '77, Michael R. Klein Professor, Harvard Law School; Stuart Taylor, Jr. '70, Journalist and President of Princetonians for Free Speech
Universities are supposed to be institutions devoted to truth-seeking scholarly research and non-indoctrinating teaching. For them to fulfill their missions, basic freedoms—above all liberty of...
May 17, 2021
James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship
James Hankins, Professor of History, Harvard University, 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
Convulsed by a civilizational crisis, the great thinkers of the Renaissance set out to reconceive the nature of society. Everywhere they saw problems. Corrupt and reckless tyrants sowing discord and...
May 12, 2021
Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law Emerita, Harvard University; Hamza Yusuf Hanson, President and Co-Founder, Zaytuna College; David Novak, J. Richard & Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion and Philosophy, University of Toronto Moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
Please join us for a panel discussion honoring the work of Mary Ann Glendon. Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law Emerita at Harvard University and a former U.S....
Cosponsor: The Association for the Study of Free Institutions
May 4, 2021
Steven B. Smith, Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science and Professor of Philosophy, Yale University, with Peter Wicks, Scholar-in-Residence, The Elm Institute.
In his new book, Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes, Steven Smith seeks to defend patriotism from critics on the left and right. Patriotism, Smith argues, is rightly understood as...
April 12, 2021
Zena Hitz, Tutor, St. John’s College; Anthony Kronman, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Jonathan Marks, Professor of Politics, Ursinus College Moderated by Joshua Katz, Cotsen Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Classics, Princeton University
The phrase “The End(s) of the Humanities” opens up a range of possible topics for conversation with three distinguished scholars who have recently written books about the life of the mind that are as...
April 8, 2021
The Harold T. Shapiro Lecture on Ethics, Science, and Technology
O. Carter Snead, Professor of Law; Director, de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture; Concurrent Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, and Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
A conversation on What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics by O. Carter Snead (Harvard...
Cosponsor: The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
March 22, 2021
The Annual Elizabeth M. Whelan Lecture
Amity Shlaes, Chairman, Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, with Allen C. Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities; Director of the Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, James Madison Program, Princeton University
A conversation on Great Society: A New History by Amity Shlaes (HarperCollins, 2019). Today, a battle...
February 9, 2021
James Madison Program Black History Month Event
Lucas Morel, John K. Boardman, Jr. Professor of Politics; Head of the Politics Department, Washington and Lee University, and Antonin Scalia, Communications Coordinator, James Madison Program, Princeton University
Ralph Ellison is one of the great names in American literature, and perhaps the greatest of African American novelists. His most famous work, Invisible Man, occupies a central place in the...
December 15, 2020
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Lynne V. Cheney, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, 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
November 30, 2020
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Michael J. Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University, and Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
A conversation on The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common...