Past Events

June 2, 2006
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
Alan S. Blinder '67, Robert P. George, Harvey S. Rosen, and Harold T. Shapiro GS '64
April 30, 2006
Justice Stephen Breyer, United States Supreme Court, and Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University; Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Cosponsors: Program in Law and Public Affairs, University Center for Human Values
April 26, 2006
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Colleen Sheehan, Villanova University
April 24, 2006
The Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism
H. Jefferson Powell, Duke University
The Constitution of the United States claims the authority of the People, but there is no obvious sense in which that claim is true, argues Professor Powell. American political practices, centrally...
March 31, 2006 to April 1, 2006
Participants include Christoph Cornelissen, José Alvarez Junco, Patrizia Dogliani, Wilfred McClay, Daniel Mahoney, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Robert Wuthnow, Maurizio Viroli, Robert P. George, Peter Augustine Lawler, Harold James, Colleen Sheehan, Russell K. Nieli, Paul E. Sigmund, Christopher Achen and Patrick Deneen. See Schedule for full list of panelists and sessions.
March 27, 2006
David Nichols, Southwestern College
Cosponsors: Program in Leadership Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Department of History
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...