Past Events


The Banjo: Music and Conversation with Robby George and Tony Trischka
May 29, 2020, 1:30 pm

Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton University, and Tony Trischka, Legendary Banjo Virtuoso

The banjo was not born in the United States, but it became the quintessential American instrument. There are…

Education in America During and After the Pandemic
May 11, 2020, 4:30 pm

William DamonProfessor of Education, Director of the Center on Adolescence, and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford UniversityMichael J. PetrilliPresident, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Cecilia Elena RouseDean of the Woodrow Wilson School of…

Culture vs. Consciousness: A Core Human Tension
Apr 29, 2020, 4:30 pm

Bret Weinstein2019-2020 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow, Princeton University and Heather E. Heying2019-2020 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow, Princeton University. Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James…

Does Human Nature Matter for Education? Margarita A. Mooney in Conversation with Robert P. George
Apr 24, 2020, 4:00 pm

Margarita A. MooneyAssociate Professor of Congregational Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Executive Director, Scala Foundation in conversation with Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton University

Statesmanship in Times of Crisis: Robert P. George in Conversation with Allen C. Guelzo
Apr 9, 2020, 4:30 pm

Allen C. Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities and Director of the Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship in the James Madison Program, Princeton University and Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program,…

Pandemic! What Do and Don’t We Know? Robert P. George in Conversation with Nicholas A. Christakis
Mar 30, 2020, 4:30 pm


Nicholas A. ChristakisSterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, Yale University, and Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University

Religious Liberty and the American Founding: Natural Rights and the Original Meaning of the First Amendment's Religion Clauses
Mar 2, 2020, 4:30 pm

Vincent Phillip MuñozTocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life; Concurrent Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

Lecture One: Justice Scalia was Right in Smith: Why the Original Meaning of the Free Exercise Clause Does Not Require Religious…

The Chief Justice and Judicial Legitimacy
Feb 27, 2020, 4:30 pm

Adam J. White, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Assistant Professor of Law and the Director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

In The Federalist's famous description of constitutional checks and…

America's Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration That Defined It
Feb 20, 2020, 4:30 pm

C. Bradley Thompson, BB&T Research Professor of Political Science, Clemson University

John Adams once wrote that the true American Revolution was in the “minds of the American people,” and Thomas Jefferson once described the Declaration of Independence as an “expression of the American mind.” This…

Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story
Feb 12, 2020, 4:30 pm

Wilfred M. McClayG.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty, University of Oklahoma; 2019-2020 Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University; Commentators: Darren StaloffProfessor of History, City College of New York; Sean Wilentz,…