Past Events


The Assassination of JFK: Its Impact on American Politics and Culture
Nov 22, 2013, 4:30 pm

Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; and Alvin S. Felzenberg *75, *78Director of Communications, Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress; Visiting Lecturer, Annenberg School for Communications,…

Under God at Gettysburg? Lincoln's Moral Constitution
Nov 19, 2013, 4:30 pm

Allen C. GuelzoHenry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era; Professor of History, Gettysburg College 
Author of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (2013), Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2012), and Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford,…

Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Challenge to the Constitution
Nov 14, 2013, 4:30 pm

Jean M. YarbroughGary M. Pendy Professor of Social Sciences, Bowdoin College
Author of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition (2012)

Jean M. Yarbrough is Gary M. Pendy, Sr. Professor of Social Sciences and Government at Bowdoin College, where she has…

The History and Future of Guerrilla Warfare
Nov 11, 2013, 4:30 pm

Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Author of Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present (2013), War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today …

William F. Buckley and the Rise of the Modern Conservative Movement
Nov 5, 2013, 4:30 pm

Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; and Sam TanenhausWriter at Large, New York Times, Author of The Death of Conservatism: A Movement and Its Consequences (2010) and Whittaker Chambers: A…

Rabbi Loew and Mr. Frankenstein: Lessons for Our Technological Future
Oct 21, 2013, 4:30 pm

Charles T. Rubin, Associate Professor, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Department of Political Science, Duquesne University

The stories of Frankenstein's monster and Rabbi Loew's golem reflect seriously on what it would mean to take the extraordinary step of creating humanoid life…

China and the World in the 21st Century: The Next Human Rights Revolution
Oct 16, 2013, 4:30 pm

Chen GuangchengChinese Civil Rights Lawyer and Activist; Distinguished Senior Fellow in Human Rights, Witherspoon Institute; Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, Catholic University of America; Senior Distinguished Advisor, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights …

Human Nature, Human Rights, Human Duties
Oct 14, 2013, 4:30 pm

Roger ScrutonVisiting Professor of Philosophy, St. Andrews University and University of Oxford; Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Author of Green Philosophy (Oxford University Press), The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford University Press), and The Aesthetics of…

The Letter and Spirit of the Constitution
Sep 20, 2013, 4:30 pm

John ManningBruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Coauthor of Hart and Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System (6th ed. 2009, with Fallon, Meltzer, and Shapiro) and Legislation and Regulation (2010, with Matthew C. Stephenson)

The challenge of…

Two Roads from 1787: Elective Dictatorship or Deadlock?
Sep 18, 2013, 4:30 pm

Alan RyanLecturer with the Rank of Professor in Politics, Princeton University
Commentators: Peter BrooksSterling Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus, Yale University and George KatebWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics Emeritus,…