Past Events


How Justice Alito ’72, the Supreme Court’s Originalists, and Almost All Conservatives Misinterpret the Free Exercise of Religion
Nov 15, 2022, 4:30 pm

Vincent Phillip MuñozTocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame

In 2021 Supreme Court case City of Philadelphia v. Fulton, Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch called for a reversal of the…

Institutional Neutrality and the Mission of the University
Nov 11, 2022


William Allen, Michigan State University

Paul Clement, Former Solicitor General of the United States

Stanley Katz, Director of the Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies and President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned…

Braver Angels Debate: Should Parents Have the Primary Say in Their Child's Publicly Funded Education?
Nov 1, 2022, 5:30 pm

Organized by Braver Angels.


Sponsored by the Princeton Open Campus Coalition and the James Madison Program Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression, and supported by Princetonians for Free Speech.


The State of Conservatism 2022
Oct 26, 2022, 4:30 pm

Matthew Continetti, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Author, and Journalist

Where does the conservative movement of William F. Buckley Jr., Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan stand today? By tracing the history of American conservative thought and politics, we can follow the path of a…

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
Oct 13, 2022, 4:30 pm

Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College

Join us for a discussion with Professor Carl Trueman on his book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia,…

A Frontier of Possibilities: Columbus Day Lecture with Brad Birzer
Oct 10, 2022, 4:30 pm

Brad Birzer, Professor of History, Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies, Hillsdale College

Co-sponsored and supported by the National Italian-American Foundation Birzer will address the meaning of the frontier in American history, giving examples from Columbus through the 19th century…
Current Free Speech Controversies: A Discussion with Nadine Strossen
Oct 6, 2022, 4:30 pm


Nadine StrossenFormer President, American Civil Liberties Union

Join us for a conversation with Nadine Strossen and Princeton Professor Gregory Conti about free speech and academic freedom on campus. This event is part of our Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression…

The Antonin Scalia Constitution Day Lecture with Judge Amul Thapar: Originalism in Theory and Practice
Sep 22, 2022, 4:30 pm

Judge Amul R. Thapar, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Supported by the Jack Miller Center

Join us for our annual Antonin Scalia Constitution Day Lecture with Judge Amul Thapar, "Originalism in Theory and Practice."

Judge Amul R. Thapar

Everything is Fine Until You Relax: God, John Foster Dulles, and Foreign Policy
Sep 8, 2022, 4:30 pm

John Wilsey, Associate Professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Join us for a lecture with Professor John Wilsey on his recent book, God’s Cold Warrior: The Life and Faith of John Foster Dulles…

The Fight for Free Speech at Princeton and Beyond
May 20, 2022, 1:30 pm


Rebekah Adams '21, PhD student, Carnegie Mellon University, Solveig Gold '17, Senior Research Assistant in the James Madison Program and PhD Candidate in Classics at the University of Cambridge; Myles McKnight '23Princeton…