Past Events

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 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
October 19, 2005
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Christine Rosen, Ethics and Public Policy Center   Christine Rosen is a fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center, where she is involved in the Project on Biotechnology and writes about the history of genetics, the social impact of technology, the fertility industry, and bioethics. She is a senior editor of The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society. Dr. Rosen is the author of Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement, a history of the ethical and religious debates surrounding the eugenics movement in the United States, published by Oxford University Press in 2004. Since 1999, she has also been an adjunct  scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, where she has written about women and the economy, feminism, and women’s studies. She is co-author (under her maiden name, Stolba), with Diana Furchtgott-Roth, of two books: Women’s Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America (1999) and The Feminist Dilemma: When Success is Not Enough (2001). Dr. Rosen’s next book, about Christian fundamentalism, will be published by... Read more
Must eugenics be a dirty word? As long as the state is not coercing people to accept eugenics, is there any harm in pursuing it?  What similarities and differences can we identify in the enthusiasm...
October 10, 2005
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Bruce Cole, Chair, National Endowment for the Humanities
October 6, 2005
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
James W. Ceaser, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia
Endowed by the late Herbert "Wiley" Vaughan, founding member of the Madison Program's Advisory Council, the Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles is an endowed Princeton...
October 4, 2005
Rémi Brague, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I)
Professor Brague suggests that it is commonly admitted that the present struggle is fought between theocracies and democracies. Now, "theocracies" are not always the rule of priests. The word was...