November 28, 2018 to November 29, 2018
Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School; Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; Commentators: Gillian Metzger, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, Eric Nelson, Robert M. Beren Professor of Government, Harvard University, Jeffrey Tulis, Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas, Amanda Tyler, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Professor McConnell’s lectures will address executive power and its limits under the U.S. Constitution. His lectures will argue that the actual process of formulating the executive power at the...
Cosponsor: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
November 26, 2018
The Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism
Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School
The anti-discrimination laws were passed with great confidence in the 1960s and yet in the eyes of their intended beneficiaries, these programs have not achieved their initial promise, whether we...
Cosponsor: The Program in Law and Public Affairs
November 14, 2018
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
R. R. Reno, Editor, First Things
Using Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies as a departure point, R. R. Reno argues that the political consensus guiding the West since 1945—emphasizing openness and lowering the...
November 12, 2018
Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute
The secret to stronger human connection isn't more data -- it's better stories. By learning to share our narratives -- and paying closer attention to others -- we can become more effective and more...
Cosponsors: Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Leadership Through Mentorship Program, Woodrow Wilson School, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
November 9, 2018
Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California-Irvine School of Law In conversation with Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University
Free and open to the public. Lunch is provided. RSVP required: Click Here Please join...
November 8, 2018
Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America
Shep Melnick, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics, Boston College
How did Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972—initially a relatively non-controversial effort to remove institutional barriers to educational opportunity for women and girls—become so...
October 28, 2018
Keynote Address by Tisa Wenger *02, Associate Professor of American Religious History, Yale Divinity School
Conference organized by Raissa von Doetinchem de Rande and Toni Alimi, Religion
Cosponsors: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, Department of Religion, University Center for Human Values, Program in Judaic Studies, Humanities Council, Near Eastern Studies, Center for Collaborative History, Program in American Studies, The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities
October 21, 2018
Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Princeton University and Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University Featuring Susan Brison, Visiting Professor in Philosophy, Princeton University; Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College; Bronwen McShea, 2018-2019 Associate Research Scholar in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University; Dan Miner, M.D., Guitarist, Exeter, NH; Richard D. Smith, Bluegrass Musician, Rocky Hill, NJ, and Lauren Weiner, Associate Editor, Law and Liberty; Special Guest: Legendary Banjo Virtuoso Tony Trischka
Sean Wilentz is a friend and enthusiast of Bob Dylan. He is also George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University, studying U.S. social and political...
October 15, 2018
Rabbi David G. Dalin, Senior Research Fellow, Brandeis University; Michael I. Krauss, Professor of Law, George Mason University. Moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton University
Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan: Their Lives and Legacies, is the first history of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as...
October 8, 2018
The Honorable Stephen F. Williams, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. Commentator: Aurelian Craiutu *99, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
Besides absolutists of the right (the tsar and his adherents) and left (Lenin and his fellow Bolsheviks), the Russian political landscape in 1917 featured moderates seeking liberal reform and a rapid...