Past Events

Poster for lecture on the Constitution by Judge Amy Coney Barrett
October 17, 2019
The Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism
The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett, Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
The story of America’s history—its pivotal moments, its triumphs, and its disgraces—can’t be told without the Constitution. The Constitution’s amendments are documentary evidence of the arc of...
Cosponsor: The Program in Law and Public Affairs
The Spirit of Truth-Seeking poster with Robert George and Cornel West
October 11, 2019
Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton UniversityCornel West *80Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy, Harvard University; Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, Emeritus, Princeton University Welcome and Introduction by Christopher L. Eisgruber '83, Princeton University President
First-Year Families Weekend Event
Part of the Being Human Festival of the Princeton University Humanities Council Colleges and universities, especially those...
Poster for the panel on Brain Death featuring Alan Shewmon, Patrick Lee, Peter Singer, and Robert P. George
October 2, 2019
D. Alan Shewmon, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of California; Patrick LeeProfessor of Philosophy and John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Professor of Bioethics, Franciscan University of SteubenvillePeter SingerIra W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton University
A DeCamp Bioethics Seminar D. Alan Shewmon received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1971 as a music major. After medical school and residencies in pediatrics and...
Cosponsor: University Center for Human Values
Poster for the Event "The Digital Attention Economy: Overcoming Distraction and Thinking for Yourself"
September 26, 2019
Antón Barba-KayAssociate Professor of Philosophy, Catholic University of AmericaMark BauerleinProfessor Emeritus of English, Emory University; Glenn Harlan ReynoldsBeauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law
Moderated by Ana Samuel '00Research Scholar, Witherspoon Institute; Academic Director, Canavox  
In the digital age, distraction has gone viral. James Williams, in the 2019 Princeton University Pre-Read Stand Out of Our Light, brings his advertising and philosophizing experiences (from...
Poster for the Event "Is the Supreme Court Legitimate"
September 19, 2019
The Antonin Scalia Constitution Day Lecture
Michael S. GreveProfessor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
During recent months, there have been sharp public attacks on the Supreme Court. Especially in the wake of Justice Kavanaugh’s appointment, critics loudly question the Court’s legitimacy, and they...
Cosponsor: The Program in American Studies
Const day poster
September 17, 2019
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
George F. Will *68, Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post Respondent: Christopher L. Eisgruber '83, President, Princeton University
George F. Will’s newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today it appears twice weekly in more than 440 newspapers. In 1976 he became a regular contributing editor of...
Cosponsors: Program in American Studies, Program in Law and Public Affairs, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Reunions 2019 JMP
May 31, 2019
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
Harvey S. RosenJohn L. Weinberg Professor of Economics and Business Policy; 22nd Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors  Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80, Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs; Former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department Bradley A. Smith, 2018-­19 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow; Professor of Law, Capital University; Former Chairman, Federal Election Commission   Moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, James Madison Program; Former Chairman, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; Presidential Appointee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Former Member, President’s Council on Bioethics  
In Memory of Alan B. Krueger, James Madison Professor of Political Economy; 27th Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
Cosponsor: Department of Economics
2019 ASFI Conference Poster
May 14, 2019 to May 15, 2019
The Annual Robert J. Giuffra '82 Conference
Keynote address: David Novak, J. Richard & Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion and Philosophy, University of Toronto
How are we to understand the relationship between religion and the free society?  On the one hand, it might seem that religion was necessary to the rise of freedom in the modern world.  Free...
Cosponsor: The Association for the Study of Free Institutions, Texas Tech University
After the Backlash
May 9, 2019 to May 11, 2019
Thursday Keynote: Joseph Carens, Profesor of Political Science, University of Toronto, and Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Science, Institute of Advanced Study 
Keynote Presentations
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Cosponsors: The University Center for Human Values, The Program in Law and Public Affairs, The Mellon-Sawyer Seminar on Migration in the Program in International and Regional Studies , James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Necessary to Form a Lawyer Poster
May 9, 2019 to May 10, 2019
Keynoted by David T. Konig, Professor of History and Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis, and Michael Zuckert, Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame 
Thursday, May 9 McCormick 101 4:30–6:00pm: Keynote Address             Introduction: Stanley N. Katz, Princeton             Address: David Konig and...
Cosponsors: Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Princeton University Press, Center for Collaborative History, Program in Law and Public Affairs, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Program in American Studies