Past Events

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...
Reunions 2021 event poster showing title in orange and event details in navy blue
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...
Plaster wall background with Hankins event text
May 17, 2021
James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship
James HankinsProfessor 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...
Poster for the Culture, Pluralism, and Human Rights event - diverse group of hands reaching up against a white background
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. GeorgeMcCormick 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
1865 painting of "The Veteran in a New Field" with the words "Reclaiming Patriotism" and the Elm Institute logo in white
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...
Event poster featuring a stack of books in a dark room with an old clock on a chain
April 12, 2021
Zena HitzTutor, St. John’s College; Anthony KronmanSterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Jonathan MarksProfessor 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...

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