Past Events

Elbridge Colby
May 4, 2022
James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship
Elbridge Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, co-founder of The Marathon Initiative
Join us for a discussion with Elbridge Colby about his book, The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great...
Kim Strassel
April 27, 2022
The Annual Elizabeth M. Whelan Lecture
Kimberley Strassel '94, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board
Join us for the Annual Elizabeth M. Whelan lecture featuring Kimberley Strassel '94. The First Amendment's traditional protectors are failing, while its new gatekeepers aren't up to the task. This...
April 11, 2022
Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression
Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Chicago 
Join us for the James Madison Program's Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression inaugural event!  To...
Maverick book cover
April 7, 2022
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Jason L. Riley, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and columnist for the Wall Street Journal
Join us for a discussion with Jason Riley on Thomas Sowell and why his writings—on everything from school choice and affirmative action to economic inequality and social justice—continue to be...
March 30, 2022
The Harold T. Shapiro Lecture on Ethics, Science, and Technology
Charles Camosy, Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University
The Annual Harold T. Shapiro Lecture on Ethics, Science, and Technology featuring Charles Camosy, Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University. The Shapiro Lecture honors former Princeton...
James Ceaser
March 15, 2022
Charles E. Test, M.D. '37 Distinguished Lectures Series
James Ceaser, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia
Join us for the Charles E. Test, M.D. '37 Lectures featuring Professor James W. Ceaser. This event includes a series of three lectures, taking place on the evenings of March...
Stained glass
February 24, 2022
James Madison Program Black History Month Event
Jacqueline C. Rivers, Executive Director and Senior Fellow for Social Science and Policy, Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies
Historically, the Black Church has played a vital role in the black community, spiritually, socially, and politically.  In the current period the Black Church, like the church as a whole, is...
Cover image of Our Dear-Bought Liberty
February 17, 2022
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Michael D. Breidenbach, Associate Professor of History at Ave Maria University
Jamboree performance
January 20, 2022
Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program and McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and Daniel Miner, M.D.
Join us for a community performance of folk music! The performance will be facilitated by Robert P. George and feature students from his Wintersession course, "Don't Think Twice! A Folk Music...
Cosponsor: Wintersession
Digital poster for "Arguing Excellence"
December 7, 2021
The Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism
Scott BrewerProfessor of Law, Harvard University 
Please join us for a lecture by Scott Brewer, professor of law at Harvard University. In this lecture, he will explore what kinds of competitive success are valuable, and why are they valuable? This...