Past Events


The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence
Dec 8, 2017, 4:30 pm

A Roundtable Discussion on The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence (Cambridge University Press, 2017) featuring:

George DukeSenior Lecturer in Philosophy, Deakin University; Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison…

Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived
Dec 7, 2017, 4:30 pm

A Roundtable Discussion on the newly published Scalia Speaks, Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived (Crown Forum, 2017) featuring:

Edward WhelanPresident, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Co-Editor of Scalia SpeaksChristopher Scalia, Author; Co…

A Musical Conversation on the American Folk Music Tradition
Nov 17, 2017, 7:00 pm

Ed TrickettFolk-Legacy Recording Artist; Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, University of Illinois at ChicagoRobert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University

The James Madison Program is delighted to welcome to…

Religious Freedom and Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe – A Panel Discussion
Nov 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Panelists: Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard University; Meir Y. Soloveichik, Congregation Shearith Israel; David G. Dalin, Ave Maria University; Moderator Robert P. George, Princeton University

Location: Museum of…

Judicial Activism, Enlightenment Rationalism, and Political Intolerance
Oct 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

Robert F. Nagel, Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law, University of Colorado School of Law

Despite decades of numerical domination by conservative appointees, the Supreme Court continues to practice an aggressive form of judicial activism.  This can be traced in part to the…

Religious Faith, Intellectual Life, and the Human Good
Oct 17, 2017, 6:00 pm

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2016 Templeton Prize Laureate; International Religious Leader, Philosopher, Award-Winning Author, and Respected Moral Voice; with Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University


The Anchoring Truth that Still Comes as News: The Pervasive Moral Logic of the Law
Oct 15, 2017, 4:30 pm

Hadley ArkesEdward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions, Emeritus, Amherst College; Director, James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding


It seems to come as a surprise for lawyers, as well as judges, to discover that the “logic of morals” is…

Think for Yourself! Princeton Faculty on Liberal Arts Ideals
Oct 14, 2017, 4:00 pm

Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; Branko Glišić, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics…

What Now? The 2016 Election and the Near Future
Oct 12, 2017, 4:30 pm

Joshua Mitchell, Professor of Political Theory, Georgetown University

To nearly everyone's surprise, Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States.  What are the larger historical movements, and what were internal crises within the Republican and Democratic parties, that allowed this to happen…

Fighting Campus Rape and Respecting Due Process: A Conversation
Oct 3, 2017, 4:30 pm

KC Johnson, Professor of History, Brooklyn College; Stuart Taylor, Jr. '70Author; Contributing EditorNational Journal, Authors of The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities (Encounter Books, 2017).

Moderated by …