Past Events

Nagel lecture poster
October 26, 2017
Robert F. Nagel, Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law, University of Colorado School of Law
Despite decades of numerical domination by conservative appointees, the Supreme Court continues to practice an aggressive form of judicial activism.  This can be traced in part to the current...
Poster - Rabbi Sacks at Princeton
October 17, 2017
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2016 Templeton Prize Laureate; International Religious Leader, Philosopher, Award-Winning Author, and Respected Moral Voice; with Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
An international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author and respected moral voice, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was named the winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize in...
Cosponsors: Center for Theological Inquiry, The Witherspoon Institute
Hadley Arkes lecture poster
October 15, 2017
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Hadley ArkesEdward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions, Emeritus, Amherst College; Director, James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding  
It seems to come as a surprise for lawyers, as well as judges, to discover that the “logic of morals” is engaged at every turn in the law, from its formal properties to that task, never ending, to...
POSTER-Think For Yourself Panel-6 People
October 14, 2017
Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; Branko Glišić, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, Emeritus; John B. Londregan, Professor of Politics and International Affairs; Margarita A. Mooney, Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology; Michael A. Reynolds, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies
A public discussion for Freshman Families Weekend with Princeton Faculty. The topic will be ...
Mitchell Lecture poster
October 12, 2017
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Joshua Mitchell, Professor of Political Theory, Georgetown University
To nearly everyone's surprise, Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States.  What are the larger historical movements, and what were internal crises within the Republican and Democratic...
Johnson-Taylor lecture
October 3, 2017
KC Johnson, Professor of History, Brooklyn College; Stuart Taylor, Jr. '70Author; Contributing EditorNational Journal, Authors of The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities (Encounter Books, 2017). Moderated by Ana Samuel '00, Research Scholar, the Witherspoon Institute. 
KC Johnson is Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he specializes in U.S. political, diplomatic, and constitutional history.  He has taught at...
September 25, 2017
James Madison Program Constitution Day Event
Keynote: Michael ZuckertNancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
The Political and Constitutional Thought of Herbert Storing 
Joseph Bessette, Alice Tweed Tuohy Professor of Government and Ethics, Claremont McKenna...
Cosponsor: Program in American Studies, Princeton University
September 22, 2017
Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Associate Professor of Political Science, Haverford CollegeDavid ThunderResearch Fellow and Lecturer, Institute for Culture and Society, University of NavarraBarbara Buckinx, Associate Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Cosponsors: Institute for Culture and Society, University of Navarra, Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competition
September 13, 2017
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
Carolyn RouseProfessor of Anthropology, Princeton University
Sponsored and organized by the Program in American Studies, Princeton University
Supported by the Office of the Provost Free and Open to the Public For more information, please visit...
Cosponsors: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Program in Law and Public Affiairs, Department of Anthropology
Reunions panel poster
June 1, 2017
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
A Panel Discussion with John "Jay" Ellison, Dean of Students in The College, University of Chicago; John W. Etchemendy, Provost, Patrick Suppes Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University; Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, Stern School of Business, New York University; Jacqueline Rivers, Hutchins Fellow in the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute, Harvard University; Moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University  
John “Jay” Ellison is the Dean of Students in the College at the University of Chicago, a position he’s held since 2014. As Dean of Students, he oversees a large staff of...