Past Events


Diversity Delusion: Academia After Affirmative Action with Heather Mac Donald - Princetonians for Free Speech
Nov 15, 2023, 4:30 pm

Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a New York Times bestselling author. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education,…

Liberalism and the Christian Origins of Tolerance
Nov 13, 2023, 4:30 pm

Tolerance is usually regarded as “the quintessential liberal value.” This position is supported by a standard liberal history that views religious toleration as emerging from the post-Reformation wars of religion as the solution to the problem of religious violence. Requiring the separation of church from state, tolerance was secured by giving…

Coolidge: Rediscovering an American President - Screening at Princeton Garden Theatre
Nov 1, 2023, 4:30 pm
Coolidge: Rediscovering an American President - Screening at Princeton Garden Theatre





Documentary Runtime: 57 minutes

Freeing the Mind: What Truly Matters in a Princeton Education
Sep 29, 2023, 4:30 pm

Freeing the Mind: What Truly Matters in a Princeton Education

What’s the point of a Princeton education? What is liberal arts learning all about? How can students make the most of opportunities afforded to them by liberal arts colleges and universities? Two of Princeton’s most distinguished scholars and…

The Supreme Court's Traditionalist Turn
Sep 18, 2023, 4:30 pm

Today’s Supreme Court professes a commitment to originalism—the idea that the Constitution’s meaning is fixed at ratification and binds judges today. But in interpreting the Constitution, the Court often looks to the post-ratification practices of other actors: Presidents, Congresses, or states. The Court has held, for example,…

Whose Privileges? What Immunity? A Symposium for the Sesquicentennial of The Slaughter-House Cases
Sep 16, 2023, 9:30 am

This year marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most influential decisions ever handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, in The Slaughter-House Cases. Slaughter-House has shaped federal-state jurisprudence for the last century-and-a-half. Join us for a half-day symposium to examine the influence and…

Consciousness As the Political Project: How the Legacy of America's Great Universities Is Being Destroyed From Within
Sep 13, 2023, 4:30 pm

Open to the public.

​George F. Will's newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974.  Today it appears twice weekly in more than 300 newspapers.  In 1976 he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provided a bimonthly essay…

Free Speech Rights of Students and First-Year Open House
Sep 12, 2023, 5:00 pm

Join Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, and Myles McKnight, an alum from Princeton's Class of 2023, as they discuss the free speech rights of Princeton students. Then, stay for a catered dinner and an open house while Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program,…

America's Once and Future History
The Annual Robert J. Giuffra ’82 Conference
Jun 6, 2023

Panels open to the public. See conference schedule at bottom of page.

What is history?  Used in one common sense, history refers to the scholarly, and perhaps even the scientific, study of the human past.  Thought of in this way, history is primarily a matter of the intellect.  History, however…

When Professions Go Woke, Can Dissenters Survive?
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
May 26, 2023, 1:30 pm

Join Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program and McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, as he engages a panel of professionals in a conversation about the future of dissenters in the working world.