Past Events


Reading Law
Dec 10, 2012, 4:30 pm

Antonin ScaliaAssociate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on March 11, 1936. He married Maureen McCarthy in 1960 and had nine children – Ann Forrest, Eugene, John…

Interpreting The Prince: A Debate Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Machiavelli's Classic Text
Dec 9, 2012, 4:30 pm

Harvey C. MansfieldWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government, Harvard University; Author of Machiavelli's Virtue (University of Chicago Press) and Translator of Machiavelli's The Prince (University of Chicago Press); and Maurizio ViroliProfessor of Politics,…

A Marine’s Honor: The Supreme Court from Snyder to Alvarez
Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 pm

Michael KraussProfessor of Law, George Mason University School of Law 
Author of Fire and Smoke: Government, Lawsuits, and the Rule of Law (Independent Institute); and Principles of Products Liability (West)

Professor Krauss will discuss whether a simplistic understanding of the…

Fake Culture and the Culture of Fakes
Oct 11, 2012, 4:30 pm

Roger ScrutonVisiting Professor of Philosophy, St. Andrews University and University of Oxford; Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Author of Green Philosophy (Oxford University Press); The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford University Press); and The Aesthetics of…

Partisan Loyalties: Jews, Blacks, and the 2012 Election – A Panel Discussion
Oct 7, 2012, 7:00 pm

Mona CharenSyndicated Columnist and Political AnalystReverend Eugene F. RiversPastor of the Azusa Christian Community in Dorchester, Massachusetts; John J. DiIulio, Jr.Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society at University…

Self Defense: Our Most Basic Right or a Danger to Public Safety? The Anglo-American Divide
Sep 28, 2012, 4:30 pm

Joyce Lee MalcolmProfessor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; Author of To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right (Harvard University Press); Guns and Violence: The English Experience (Harvard University Press); and Peter's War: A New England…

Proposition 8 and the Distractions of Social Science
Sep 27, 2012, 4:30 pm

Daniel N. RobinsonDistinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Georgetown University; Fellow of the Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University

Author of How Is Nature Possible: The Project of Kant’s First Critique (Continuum Publishing, 2012)

The contentious pleadings arising from…

Constitutional Moments
Sep 14, 2012, 4:30 pm

Michael S. GreveProfessor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Author of The Upside-Down Constitution (Harvard University Press, 2012)

Today as in 1787, the country faces a mountain of debt, at a level that often spells the ruin…

The Belief in Things Unseen: Frederick Douglass and the Constitutional Imagination
Sep 13, 2012, 4:30 pm

Imani PerryProfessor of African American Studies, Princeton University

Commentators: Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; Nell PainterEdwards Professor of American History,…

American Politics and America’s Future: Are We at a Crossroads?
Jun 1, 2012, 2:00 pm

A Conversation between Robert P. George and Ramesh Ponnuru ‘95

Ramesh Ponnuru is senior editor for National Review and a columnist for Bloomberg View. He grew up in Kansas City and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University’s history department…