Past Events


Importing Legal Ideas
Nov 19, 2007, 8:00 pm

Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Author of A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse

This very special annual lecture celebrates the work of the late…

Election as Edifice: How 1936 Gave Us 2008
Nov 14, 2007, 4:30 pm

Amity Shlaes, Syndicated Columnist for Bloomberg, and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

Mormonism and American Politics
Nov 9, 2007, 8:00 am

See Conference Schedule for full list of speakers and panels.

This interdisciplinary conference brings together historians, political scientists, philosophers, legal scholars, award-winning journalists, documentary filmmakers, and noted public intellectuals from a variety of faith traditions to discuss the contested intersection…

Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism
Oct 25, 2007, 4:30 pm

Moderator: Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University; Panelists: Paul Starr, Princeton University, E. J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post, James Ceaser, University of Virginia, Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University…

Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founding Fathers Different
Oct 20, 2007, 2:00 pm

Gordon S. Wood, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History, Brown University

Co-Sponsored by:

Lawrence Historical Society

Revisiting President John F. Kennedy and the 1960's
Oct 17, 2007, 7:30 pm

James Piereson, Manhattan Institute in New York City; Author of the new book Camelot and the Cultural Revolution:  How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism

Dante and Freedom: The Autonomy of Hell and The Liberty of Paradise
Oct 15, 2007, 4:30 pm

Anthony M. Esolen '81, Providence College; Editor and Translator of the Modern Library Edition of Dante's Divine Comedy

The Rise and Fall of Italian Jewry From 1839-1939 and the Revival of Italian Judaism in Italy and Israel
Oct 8, 2007, 4:30 pm

Dan Vittorio Segre, Italian University of Lugano

Co-Sponsored by:

Program in Judaic Studies

The Great Debate: The Federalist Response to the Anti-Federalist Challenge
Oct 4, 2007, 8:00 pm

Thomas L. Pangle, Joe R. Long Chair in Democratic Studies, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin

Endowed by the late Herbert "Wiley" Vaughan, founding member of the Madison Program's Advisory Council, the Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles is an endowed…

Debating Immigration
Oct 3, 2007, 4:30 pm

Moderator: Carol M. SwainVanderbilt Law School; Panelists: Roger E. Hernandez, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University, Peter H. Schuck, Yale Law School, Robert J. Wuthnow,