Past Events


Fearless Prophets: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Dec 12, 2018, 4:30 pm

Daniel Mahoney, Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship, Assumption College; Eugene F. Rivers, III, Founding Director, Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies; David L. Tubbs *01, Associate Professor of Politics, The King's College

Religious Traditions and the Law
Dec 5, 2018, 4:30 pm

Gerard V. Bradley, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School; William S. Brewbaker III, William Alfred Rose Professor of Law, University of AlabamaSamuel J. Levine, Director of the Jewish Law Institute and Professor of Law, Touro College…

The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power and the Constitution
Nov 28, 2018, 4:30 pm

Michael W. McConnellRichard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School; Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; Commentators: Gillian MetzgerStanley H. Fuld Professor of Law, Columbia Law SchoolEric Nelson

The Unfulfilled Promise of the Anti-Discrimination Laws
Nov 26, 2018, 4:30 pm

Richard EpsteinLaurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School 

The anti-discrimination laws were passed with great confidence in the 1960s and yet in the eyes of their intended beneficiaries, these programs have not achieved their initial promise, whether we speak about employment,…

The Society of Love and Its Enemies
Nov 14, 2018, 4:30 pm

R. R. RenoEditor, First Things

Using Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies as a departure point, R. R. Reno argues that the political consensus guiding the West since 1945—emphasizing openness and lowering the stakes in public debates—has become dysfunctional. Our postwar consensus,…

The Power of Stories
Nov 12, 2018, 4:30 pm

Arthur BrooksPresident, American Enterprise Institute

The secret to stronger human connection isn't more data -- it's better stories. By learning to share our narratives -- and paying closer attention to others -- we can become more effective and more unifying leaders. 

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The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption
Nov 9, 2018, 12:15 pm

Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California-Irvine School of Law

In conversation with Keith WhittingtonWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Free and open to the public…

The Transformation of Title IX
Nov 8, 2018, 4:30 pm

Shep Melnick, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics, Boston College

How did Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972—initially a relatively non-controversial effort to remove institutional barriers to educational opportunity for women and girls—become so politically contentious? By…

The Contested History of American Religious Freedom
Oct 28, 2018, 4:30 pm

Keynote Address by Tisa Wenger *02Associate Professor of American Religious History, Yale Divinity School 

Conference organized by Raissa von Doetinchem de Rande and Toni Alimi, Religion

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James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions

Untangling Dylan: Music and Conversation with Sean Wilentz, Robert George, and Friends
Oct 21, 2018, 3:00 pm

Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Princeton University and Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University


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