Past Events

Human Dignity event poster
February 12, 2015
Mark P. LagonPresident, Freedom House; and Anthony Clark ArendDirector, Master of Science of Foreign Service Program; Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University Editors of Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions (Georgetown University Press, 2014) Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University  
Mark P. Lagon is President of Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world.  From 2010 through 2014, he was the...
Judge Brown event poster
February 3, 2015
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Judge Janice Rogers BrownU. S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
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...
Steven B. Smith Lincoln event poster
November 14, 2014
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Steven B. SmithAlfred Cowles Professor of Government & Philosophy, Yale University
Professor Smith's lecture treats Lincoln as a man of the Enlightenment, especially concerning the role of science and political economy in shaping his ideas of a free society. Steven B. Smith...
Islamic State event poster
November 12, 2014
Professor Bernard HaykelNear Eastern Studies; Professor Amaney JamalPolitics; Professor Michael ReynoldsNear Eastern Studies Moderated by Professor Robert GeorgePolitics
Bernard Haykel is Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia at Princeton...
Cosponsors: The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, The Workshop on Arab Political Development
Originalism event poster
November 7, 2014
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
John McGinnisGeorge C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of Law; and Michael RappaportHugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law Authors of Originalism and the Good Constitution (Harvard 2013) Respondent: Keith WhittingtonWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University
John O. McGinnis is George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law at Northwestern Law School. Professor McGinnis clerked on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. From...
Rosenkranz event poster
November 4, 2014
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Nicholas Quinn RosenkranzProfessor of Law, Georgetown University Law School
Professor Rosenkranz begins with a humble question that is almost universally overlooked—what he calls the “who” question:  Who has violated the constitution?  This simple question turns out to solve...
Hong Kong event poster
October 17, 2014
Aaron L. FriedbergProfessor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Chen GuangchengCivil Rights Lawyer and Activist; Distinguished Senior Fellow in Human Rights, The Witherspoon Institute; Lynn T. White IIIProfessor of Politics and International Affairs, Emeritus, Princeton University
Aaron L. Friedberg is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1987, and co-director of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center...
Pakistan event poster
October 17, 2014
Mujeeb-ur-RahmanSenior Advocate Pakistan Supreme Court; Raza RumiJournalist and Author of `Delhi By Heart’
Video recording is not available for this event. We apologize for any inconvenience. Sponsored by the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance, Woodrow Wilson School
Cosponsors: The University Center for Human Values, The Ahmadiyya Muslim Lawyers Association
Thomas event poster
October 16, 2014
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
George ThomasAssociate Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College
A Public Lecture based on Professor Thomas' new book of the same title, available November 2014 from Cambridge University Press.  In his words: It is often forgotten that the...
Marsden event poster
October 1, 2014
The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life
George MarsdenProfessor of History, Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
George Marsden has taught history at Calvin College, Duke University Divinity School, and the University of Notre Dame. His books include Fundamentalism and American Culture,...
Cosponsors: The Witherspoon Institute, The Program in American Studies