Past Events

Education Poster
May 11, 2020
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
William DamonProfessor of Education, Director of the Center on Adolescence, and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford UniversityMichael J. PetrilliPresident, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Cecilia Elena RouseDean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Katzman-Ernst Professor in Economics and Education, and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University; Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton University.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the typical flow of American education at every level, from K-12 schooling to collegiate and graduate studies. When the pandemic ends, will our...
Culture vs. Consciousness
April 29, 2020
Bret Weinstein2019-2020 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow, Princeton University and Heather E. Heying2019-2020 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow, Princeton University. Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University.
Most creatures are adapted to their environment. Humans are, in many ways, a notable exception to this, having adapted to the process of transition between environments rather than to any particular...
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April 24, 2020
Margarita A. MooneyAssociate Professor of Congregational Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Executive Director, Scala Foundation in conversation with Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton University
Scala Foundation's Love of Learning Live series continues with Madison Program Director, Professor Robert P. George. Register today for this exciting conversation, in which Professor George and...
Cosponsors: Scala Foundation, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Statesmanship in Times of Crisis promotional poster
April 9, 2020
Allen C. Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities and Director of the Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship in the James Madison Program, Princeton University and Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton University
Please join James Madison Program Director Robert P. George for a conversation with Allen C. Guelzo, Director of the James Madison Program’s Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship and Senior...
Cosponsor: Princeton University Humanities Council
Pandemic Poster
March 30, 2020
Nicholas A. ChristakisSterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, Yale University, and Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
Professor Christakis is a leading authority on contagions, both biological and ideological. He has been a very important voice in ensuring that consideration of COVID-19 is fact-based and rooted in...
Cosponsor: The Elm Institute
Munoz poster
March 2, 2020 to March 4, 2020
Charles E. Test, M.D. '37 Distinguished Lectures Series
Vincent Phillip MuñozTocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life; Concurrent Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
Lecture One: Justice Scalia was Right in Smith: Why the Original Meaning of the Free Exercise Clause Does Not Require Religious Exemptions In his first lecture, Professor...
Poster for Adam J. White Event
February 27, 2020
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Adam J. White, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Assistant Professor of Law and the Director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
In The Federalist's famous description of constitutional checks and balances, Publius emphasized that "[t]he interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place...
Cosponsor: The American Enterprise Institute
Poster for Thompson lecture on America's Revolutionary Mind - text on background of flag and Declaration of Independence
February 20, 2020
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
C. Bradley Thompson, BB&T Research Professor of Political Science, Clemson University
John Adams once wrote that the true American Revolution was in the “minds of the American people,” and Thomas Jefferson once described the Declaration of Independence as an “expression of the...
Land of Hope event poster
February 12, 2020
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Wilfred M. McClayG.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty, University of Oklahoma; 2019-2020 Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University; Commentators: Darren StaloffProfessor of History, City College of New York; Sean WilentzGeorge Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Princeton University; Moderator: Allen C. GuelzoSenior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities and Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, Princeton University
Those who approach the study of American history deserve an introduction that sweeps across politics, social life, and culture, without demanding the reader’s assent to an ideological agenda. They...
Bibas Event Poster - The Crisis of Democracy in Criminal Justice
February 10, 2020
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
The Honorable Stephanos Bibas, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Today, criminal justice reformers are divided between those who favor insulated professional expertise and those who advocate more popular self-government. American criminal justice has become too...

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