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The End of Free Speech is the End of Science
Apr 15, 2024, 4:30 pm

In this talk, Professor Bhattacharya will present early scientific work regarding the mortality risk of covid infection and the harms of lockdown policies adopted to suppress covid disease spread. He will then present evidence that top American scientific bureaucrats worked to suppress widespread knowledge of the scientific and policy debates…

The Right and the Future of Capitalism
Apr 10, 2024, 4:30 pm

Recent years have seen a debate about whether conservatives should rethink their commitment to free-market principles, and whether a new economic approach is coming to conservatism. This event features commentary on that theme from two important commentators on the economy and the Right, Samuel Gregg of the American Institute for Economic…

Piety, Philosophy, and Politics: The Nicomachean Ethics as Aristotle’s Discovery of the Human
Apr 4, 2024, 4:30 pm

As is often noted, piety is not among the list of moral and intellectual virtues mentioned by Aristotle in the Ethics. I argue that this is neither an oversight on Aristotle’s part nor a subtle way for him to reject the legitimacy or importance of piety. Rather, for Aristotle piety is not simply one of the virtues but in fact it…

What Free Speech Is - And What It Isn't - Princetonians for Free Speech
Mar 19, 2024, 5:00 pm

Professor Robert George and Judge Kyle Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will engage in a conversation on civil liberties and contemporary free speech issues. Professor George and Judge Duncan will discuss constitutional protections and limitations on free speech, jurisprudential approaches to the First Amendment and…

Lincoln, the 1860 Election, and the Future of Slavery in America
Feb 26, 2024, 4:30 pm

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln (and the Republican Party) stood as the only viable alternative to the moral indifference of Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas’s “popular sovereignty” and the pro-slavery politics of Vice President John Breckinridge of Kentucky. This lecture will argue that Lincoln was a savvy but principled politician who tried to…

Private Thought and Public Speech
Feb 20, 2024, 4:30 pm

This talk will discuss the political motives and reasons for censorship. It will go on to explore the censorial attitude more generally, with a focus on self-censorship: both voluntary self-repression from a rational fear of reprisal and the unconscious self-censorship of perception which belongs to human nature at all times but is especially…

Film Screening and Discussion - "Free Exercise: America’s Story of Religious Liberty"
Feb 14, 2024, 4:30 pm

Film website here. Watch a preview of the film here.

For parking: We recommend parking in Lot P10, Lot P13, or Prospect Avenue Garage. All are free and open to the public after 4 p.m.…

Liberty in a Cold Climate
Feb 7, 2024, 4:30 pm

For parking: We recommend parking in Lot P10, Lot P13, or Prospect Avenue Garage. All are free and open to the public after 4 p.m.

Lecture 1: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy 

There is widespread agreement that liberal democracy is in crisis at home and abroad. But what is the…

Liberty in a Cold Climate
Feb 6, 2024, 4:30 pm

For parking: We recommend parking in Lot P10, Lot P13, or Prospect Avenue Garage. All are free and open to the public after 4 p.m.

Lecture 1: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy 

There is widespread agreement that liberal democracy is in crisis at home and abroad. But what is the…

Diversity Delusion: Academia After Affirmative Action with Heather Mac Donald - Princetonians for Free Speech
Nov 15, 2023, 4:30 pm

Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education,…