Past Events


James Madison and the Top One Percent
Dec 14, 2011, 4:30 pm

Richard A. EpsteinLaurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Author of Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law (Harvard University Press, 2011) and Why Progressive Institutions are Unsustainable (Encounter Books,…

The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War
Nov 30, 2011, 4:30 pm

Gordon S. WoodAlva O. Way University Professor, Professor of History Emeritus, Brown University
Recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Radicalism of the American Revolution

Endowed by the late Herbert "Wiley" Vaughan, founding member of the Madison Program's Advisory…

Graceful Citizenship: A Conversation on Christian Civility and the Common Good
Nov 19, 2011, 7:30 pm

Michael Gerson, Columnist, The Washington Post
Moderator: Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Founding Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University

Gerson highlights the contributions and failures of the religious right while emphasizing the…

A Book Panel Discussion on A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson (The University Press of Kentucky, 2011), edited by Alan M. Levine and Daniel S. Malachuk
Nov 18, 2011, 4:30 pm

George KatebWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Emeritus, Princeton University; Alan M. LevineAssociate Professor, Department of Government, American University; Daniel S. Malachuk, Associate Professor of English, Western Illinois University;

The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy
Nov 16, 2011, 4:30 pm

A book forum featuring the book's author, Maurizio Viroli, Professor of Politics, Princeton University; with discussants R. Daniel KelemenCenter for European Studies, Rutgers University; and Jan-Werner MüllerProgram in the History of Political Thought,…

The West’s Spectacular Exceptionality
Oct 27, 2011, 4:30 pm

Ricardo DuchesneProfessor, Department of Social Science, University of New Brunswick Saint John
Author of The Uniqueness of Western Civilization (Brill, 2011)

This lecture will explore the notion that western civilization has been severely devalued in the academic world in the last…

James Madison, Father of Politics
Oct 10, 2011, 4:30 pm

Richard BrookhiserSenior Editor of National Review, Biographer, Historian; Author of James Madison (Basic Books 2011)

Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and the author of eleven books, including George Washington on Leadership; and 

Faith in America: The Role of Religion in the Public Square
Oct 3, 2011, 4:30 pm

Russell D. MooreDean of the School of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

Russell D. Moore is the Senior Vice President for Academic Administration and Dean of the…

Labor and the Constitution
Sep 22, 2011, 4:30 pm

Paul FrymerPrinceton University, with respondents Henry S. FarberPrinceton University; James PopeRutgers School of Law; and Sean WilentzPrinceton University

Paul Frymer teaches and writes on topics in…

The Constitution in Contemporary American Politics – A Panel Discussion
Sep 16, 2011, 4:30 pm

Kathleen A. Brady, James Madison Program 2011-12 William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life, Professor of Law, Villanova UniversityMatthew J. Franck, Director, William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution, Witherspoon Institute;