Past Events


Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: A Discussion of the Princeton Class of 2025 Pre-Read
Oct 1, 2021, 4:30 pm

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,…

The Baby and the Bathwater: Toward a Recovery of the American Idea
Sep 23, 2021, 5:30 pm

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

What Does It Mean to Interpret the Constitution?
Sep 22, 2021, 4:30 pm

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…

Afghanistan: What Happened and What Can Be Done?
Sep 15, 2021, 4:30 pm

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…

What Kind of Republic? A Discussion on the Constitution and Democracy Today
Sep 14, 2021, 4:30 pm

With Princeton professors Ruha Benjamin, Amaney Jamal, Kevin Kruse and Aisha Beliso De-Jesús (moderator)

Princeton University annually commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution, exploring permutations of constitutional law to the present day. This year, a virtual panel…

Free Speech, Cancel Culture, and Viewpoint Diversity on Campus
May 20, 2021, 6:00 pm

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

Give Virtue a Chance: What Nasty Renaissance Politics Can Tell Us About Nasty Modern Politics
May 17, 2021, 4:30 pm

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…

Culture, Pluralism, and Human Rights
May 12, 2021, 4:30 pm

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…

Reclaiming Patriotism: A conversation with Steven Smith
May 4, 2021, 7:00 pm

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…

The End(s) of the Humanities
Apr 12, 2021, 4:30 pm

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…