Past Events

PUCC Global Governance Forum poster
April 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017
The US-China Global Governance Forum will consist of a series of lectures and talks, delivered by prominent Princeton Faculty and other distinguished scholars in the field of US-China relations. These talks will focus on a comparative examination of the political and legal institutions in China and the United States, and will cover a wide-ranging spectrum of historic and contemporary issues.
This event is sponsored and organized by the Princeton University U.S. China Coalition. Thursday, April 6, 2017
10:00am - 11:30am
Cosponsors: The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, Center on Contemporary China, University Center for Human Values, Humanities Council's Ferris Seminar in Journalism, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, The Program in Law and Public Affairs, The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University, Princeton USG Projects Board, History and the Practice of Diplomacy
Scruton poster
April 3, 2017
3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion featuring Daniel CullenProfessor of Political Science, Rhodes CollegeAlicja GescinskaPhilosopher and Novelist; John HaldaneJ. Newton Rayzor, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University; and Mark JohnstonHenry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy​, Princeton University.   4:45 p.m. Public Lecture by Sir Roger ScrutonWriter and Philosopher; Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, on Philosophy in the Public Culture.
The following books will be available for sale by Labyrinth Books; the book signing will occur after the lecture, at 6:00 p.m. On Human Nature (Princeton University Press, 2017)
soloveichik event poster
March 30, 2017
The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life
Meir Y. Soloveichik, Rabbi, Congregation Shearith Israel; Director, Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University
This lecture will reflect on the Hebraic impact of America and its meaning for religion in public life today. Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik *10 is Director of the Zahava and Moshael...
Cosponsor: The Witherspoon Institute’s William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution
Ahmari event poster
March 9, 2017
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Sohrab AhmariEditorial Writer, The Wall Street Journal
Identity politics, exclusionary nationalism, and global insecurity are eroding liberal order around the world, from Hungary to Turkey to the Philippines and -- perhaps -- here in the U.S. That's the...
Illiberal Reformers event poster
December 7, 2016
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Thomas C. LeonardResearch Scholar, The Council of the Humanities; Lecturer in Economics, Princeton University; Respondents: Christine Rosen, Senior Editor, The New Atlantis; William Schambra, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
In Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era (Princeton University Press, 2016), Thomas Leonard reexamines the economic progressives whose ideas and...
Klarman Poter
December 6, 2016
Michael J. KlarmanKirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Sponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs; Book sale/signing and reception to follow. Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School, where...
Cosponsors: The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, The Program in American Studies
Taylor Lecture Poster
October 24, 2016
The Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism
Stuart Taylor, Jr. '70, Author; Contributing Editor, National Journal
The evidence that American universities are doing grave damage to our constitutional values -- largely disregarded by the public -- is sitting in plain view. Censorship of views disliked by the...
Cosponsor: The Program in Law and Public Affairs
Espinosa Poster
October 12, 2016
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Gastón Espinosa, 2016-17 James Madison Program William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life; Arthur V. Stoughton Professor of Religion, Claremont McKenna College
Professor Espinosa explores the religious influences on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and the critical role of race and religion in the 2016 election. He will expose the ways in which candidates...
Liberal Arts Poster
October 10, 2016
Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, Emeritus; Senior Scholar in Politics and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; and Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; Introduction by Jill S. Dolan, Dean of the College; Annan Professor in English, Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
Robert P. George holds Princeton’s McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He served as...
Pre-read event poster
September 29, 2016
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Matthew J. Franck, Director, William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution, The Witherspoon Institute; Lucas Morel, Professor of Politics, Washington and Lee University; Diana Schaub, Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Maryland
This panel of distinguished scholars contribute to the discussion of Princeton's 2016 Pre-Read of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in the Defense of Equality by...