Past Events


Lincoln’s Enlightenment
Nov 14, 2014, 4:30 pm

Steven B. SmithAlfred Cowles Professor of Government & Philosophy, Yale University

Professor Smith's lecture treats Lincoln as a man of the Enlightenment, especially concerning the role of science and political economy in shaping his ideas of a free society.

Steven B. Smith…

The Challenge of the “Islamic State” (ISIS): What Should the U.S. and the International Community Do?
Nov 12, 2014, 4:30 pm

Professor Bernard HaykelNear Eastern Studies; Professor Amaney JamalPolitics; Professor Michael ReynoldsNear Eastern Studies

Moderated by Professor Robert GeorgePolitics

Bernard Haykel is…

Originalism and the Good Constitution
Nov 7, 2014, 4:30 pm

John McGinnisGeorge C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of Law; and Michael RappaportHugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Authors of Originalism and the Good Constitution …

The Subjects of the Constitution: A New Theory of Judicial Review
Nov 4, 2014, 4:30 pm

Nicholas Quinn RosenkranzProfessor of Law, Georgetown University Law School

Professor Rosenkranz begins with a humble question that is almost universally overlooked—what he calls the “who” question:  Who has violated the constitution?  This simple question turns out to solve countless vexed puzzles of…

Hong Kong, Democracy, and the Rule of Law
Oct 17, 2014, 4:30 pm

Aaron L. FriedbergProfessor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Chen GuangchengCivil Rights Lawyer and Activist; Distinguished Senior Fellow in Human Rights, The Witherspoon Institute; Lynn T. White IIIProfessor of Politics and…

‘You are not a Muslim’: Religious Liberty in Peril in Pakistan
Oct 17, 2014, 4:30 pm

Mujeeb-ur-RahmanSenior Advocate Pakistan Supreme Court; Raza RumiJournalist and Author of `Delhi By Heart’

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Sponsored by the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and…

The Founders and the Idea of a National University
Oct 16, 2014, 4:30 pm

George ThomasAssociate Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College

A Public Lecture based on Professor Thomas' new book of the same title, available November 2014 from Cambridge University Press. 

In his words: It is often forgotten that the leading statesmen and…

Beyond Liberalism and the Culture Wars: Principled Pluralism
Oct 1, 2014, 4:30 pm

George MarsdenProfessor of History, Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

George Marsden has taught history at Calvin College, Duke University Divinity School, and the University of Notre Dame. His books include Fundamentalism and American Culture, The Soul of the American…

Higher Education and the Intellectual Culture: Is Reform Possible?
Sep 29, 2014, 4:30 pm

George F. Will *68Columnist, Washington Post; Author; Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University

George F. Will *68 has been a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post since 1974…

Is Administrative Law Unlawful?
Sep 24, 2014, 4:30 pm

Philip Hamburger '79Maurice & Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Professor Hamburger argues that administrative power revives absolute power. Whereas the Constitution established power through and under the law in a government of separated powers, administrative power restores…