Past Events

March 8, 2006
Daniel N. Robinson, Oxford University; Georgetown University
The legal and legislative activities surrounding the final months in the life of Terri Schindler Schiavo arrested the attention of the nation and encouraged a reexamination of the alleged ‘privacy’...
February 27, 2006
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Robert Lowry Clinton, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
The U.S. Supreme Court is now widely regarded to be the ultimate authority on constitutional questions in the United States. It has eclipsed the other branches of the national government in this role...
February 22, 2006 to February 23, 2006
Speakers include Leora Batnitzky, Martin Yaffe, David Novak, Kenneth Seeskin, Norbert Samuelson, Michael Morgan, Robert P. George , Neil Gillman, Alan Mittleman, Peter Ochs, Lenn Goodman, and William Galston.   See Conference Schedule for full list of speakers and panelists.
In this conference, the James Madison Program, the Finkelstein Institute and the Department of Religion focus on the remarkable resurgence of constructive Jewish philosophy in America. Scholars and...
Cosponsors: Department of Religion , Louis Finkelstein Institute, Jewish Theological Seminary
February 16, 2006
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Michael Stokes Paulsen, University of Minnesota Law School
Professor Paulsen discusses broad claims of presidential power, including the now-hot surveillance controversy. His proposition is that Lincoln’s view of presidential war power was sound, its...
February 13, 2006
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
William L. Saunders, Jr., Family Research Council Center for Human Life and Bioethics    
In December 2004, the United Nations General Assembly officially received the “Doha Declaration,”which was co-sponsored by 149 nations. The Doha Declaration affirmed the importance of the natural...
February 9, 2006
James Madison Program Annual Black History Month Event
Robert L. Woodson, Sr., Founder and President, National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise; Moderator: Carol M. Swain, Vanderbilt University; James Madison Program Visiting Fellow 2004-2005
December 1, 2005 to December 3, 2005
See schedule for full list of panelists.
Forty years ago, the conservative activists who had helped Barry Goldwater win the Republican presidential nomination—and had seen him lose by then-record margins—set out to create a new political...
Cosponsor: The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics
November 30, 2005
Lou Cannon, The Washington Post; Jack Matlock, Jr., diplomat; Fred Greenstein, Princeton University
What manner of president was Ronald Reagan? What difference did his eight years in the White House make? Does his presidency offer lessons for today? This event is supported by a generous grant from...
Cosponsor: Co-sponsored with the Program in Leadership Studies of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
November 9, 2005
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Joseph Bottum, Editor, First Things
October 25, 2005
Michael Cox, London School of Economics; Thomas Christensen, Princeton University; Harold James, Princeton University; Moderator: G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University
Cosponsor: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Council of the Humanities, and the University Center for Human Values