Past Events

Reno event poster
November 14, 2018
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
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...
Power of stories poster
November 12, 2018
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...
Cosponsors: Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Leadership Through Mentorship Program, Woodrow Wilson School, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Hasen event flyer
November 9, 2018
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. Lunch is provided. RSVP required: Click Here Please join...
Melnick lecture poster
November 8, 2018
Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America
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...
conference poster
October 28, 2018
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
Cosponsors: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, Department of Religion, University Center for Human Values, Program in Judaic Studies, Humanities Council, Near Eastern Studies, Center for Collaborative History, Program in American Studies, The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities
Dylan event poster
October 21, 2018
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   Featuring Susan Brison, Visiting Professor in Philosophy, Princeton University; Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College; Bronwen McShea, 2018-2019 Associate Research Scholar in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University; Dan Miner, M.D., Guitarist, Exeter, NHRichard D. Smith, Bluegrass Musician, Rocky Hill, NJ, and Lauren Weiner, Associate Editor, Law and Liberty;    Special Guest: Legendary Banjo Virtuoso Tony Trischka
Sean Wilentz is a friend and enthusiast of Bob Dylan. He is also George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University, studying U.S. social and political...
Dalin event poster
October 15, 2018
Rabbi David G. Dalin, Senior Research Fellow, Brandeis University; Michael I. Krauss, Professor of Law, George Mason University. Moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton University
Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan: Their Lives and Legacies, is the first history of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as...
The Reformer book event poster
October 8, 2018
The Honorable Stephen F. Williams, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. Commentator: Aurelian Craiutu *99, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
Besides absolutists of the right (the tsar and his adherents) and left (Lenin and his fellow Bolsheviks), the Russian political landscape in 1917 featured moderates seeking liberal reform and a rapid...
She Roars poster
October 6, 2018
To complement the schedule of She Roars 2018: Celebrating Women at Princeton.    NOTEYou do not have to be registered for the She Roars Conference to attend any portion of Morning with the Madison Program   Featuring Allison Berger ’18, Elly Brown ’18Charlotte Champ '20, Shafaq Khan '21Ruby Shao '17Ann Parker McKeehan ’00, Ana Samuel ’00Laura Vanderkam ’01Dr. Ann Woolley ‘01; and Maria Garlock, Professor, Princeton University
8:00 -9:00 a.m. Breakfast Open to Princeton Alumnae and Friends Welcome by Cecelia E. RouseDean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International...
Poster - Wilentz book panel
September 28, 2018
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Princeton University; Allen C. GuelzoHenry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era, Gettysburg College; Earl M. Maltz, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University; moderated by Bronwen C. McShea, 2018-19 Associate Research Scholar, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
Americans revere the Constitution even as they argue fiercely over its original toleration of slavery. In No Property in Man, Professor Sean Wilentz argues that though the proslavery side...

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