Past Events

Hamza event poster
September 26, 2016
Shaykh Hamza YusufPresident and Co-Founder, Zaytuna College; and Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
Hamza Yusuf is President and Senior Faculty Member of Zaytuna College, America’s first accredited Muslim liberal arts college. He is an advisor to Stanford University’s Program in...
Cosponsor: The Muslim Life Program, Office of Religious Life
Bordewich event poster
September 21, 2016
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Fergus M. Bordewich, Author, The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
In The First Congress, Bordewich tells the astonishing story of the most productive Congress in American history. When the members of the First Congress met in New York, in 1789, the new...
September 15, 2016
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
Frank H. Wu, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of Law; Respondent: Stanley N. Katz, Lecturer with rank of Professor in Public and International Affairs; Director, Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies
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Cosponsors: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Program in American Studies, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Office of the Provost
Reunions event poster
May 26, 2016
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
Mitch Daniels ‘71President, Purdue University; Former Governor of Indiana; Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. ’71 is the 12th president of Purdue University, a post he assumed in January 2013 at the close of his term as Governor of Indiana. He was elected governor in...
Lincoln Conference Brochure Cover
May 16, 2016 to May 17, 2016
The Annual Robert J. Giuffra '82 Conference
Presentation of the 2016 James Q. Wilson Award for Distinguished Scholarship on the Nature of a Free Society to Allen C. Guelzo. Presenter: Alan Charles Kors, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Association for the Study of Free Institutions
Keynote Address: Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era, Gettysburg College
It is a sobering reflection that the progress of free institutions has often come at the cost of much blood spilled in the midst of rebellion and civil war. This is true of the great movements toward...
Cosponsor: The Association for the Study of Free Institutions at Texas Tech University
Viroli event poster
May 9, 2016
Maurizio ViroliProfessor Emeritus of Politics, Princeton University; Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin; Professor of Political Communication, University of Italian Switzerland in Lugano
Respondents: Paul O. CarreseProfessor of Political Science, U.S. Air Force AcademyGeorge KatebWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics,...
Human Rights conference poster
May 5, 2016 to May 6, 2016
Keynote Address by Judge Carlos AránguizSupreme Court of Chile Featuring:
John B. Londregan, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Magaly Sanchez-R, Office of Population Research, Princeton University
Allan Brewer CaríasColumbia University Law School
Alfredo Romero, Foro Penal; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Maria Victoria Villegas FigueroaChilean Lawyer; Plantiff, Case of López and Ceballos
Mitsy Capriles Ledezma, Spouse of Imprisoned Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma
For individuals living in the Americas, freedom of expression, freedom of political participation, and due process of law are all guaranteed, in principle.  However, making these guarantees a reality...
Philpott series poster
April 27, 2016 to April 29, 2016
Charles E. Test, M.D. '37 Distinguished Lectures Series
Daniel PhilpottProfessor of Political Science and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame LECTURE ONE: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Why Religious Freedom is Universal: Arguing with Recent Critics LECTURE TWO: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Religious Freedom in Islam Today: A Survey of Regimes LECTURE THREE: Friday, April 29, 2016
A Pathway to Liberty: Developing Islam's Seeds of Freedom
In his own words: My lectures will explore Islam's compatibility with religious freedom, thus intervening in a culture war over Islam in today's West.  I will make the case for religious...
Paulsen event photo
April 20, 2016
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Michael Stokes PaulsenUniversity Chair, Professor of Law, The University of St. Thomas
Nearly all of American constitutional law today rests on a myth.  That myth – taught as unquestioned truth from grade school to law school – is that the power of constitutional interpretation belongs...
Skerry event poster
April 8, 2016
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Peter SkerryProfessor, Department of Political Science, Boston College
Peter Skerry is Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Formerly a Senior Fellow at the Brookings...