Past Events

Poster - Natural Law Jurisprudence event
December 8, 2017
A Roundtable Discussion on The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence (Cambridge University Press, 2017) featuring: George DukeSenior Lecturer in Philosophy, Deakin University; Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; Francis J. BeckwithProfessor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Baylor University; Sherif Girgis '08, Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy, Princeton University; J.D., Yale Law School; Melissa Moschella *12, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Columbia University
George Duke, co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence, is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Starting in...
Scalia Speaks event poster
December 7, 2017
A Roundtable Discussion on the newly published Scalia Speaks, Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived (Crown Forum, 2017) featuring: Edward WhelanPresident, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Co-Editor of Scalia SpeaksChristopher Scalia, Author; Co-Editor of Scalia Speaks; Rachel E. Barkow, Vice Dean; Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy; Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University Law School; moderated by Matthew J. Franck, Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution; Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Radford University
Christopher J. Scalia is co-editor of Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived (Crown Forum, 2017). The eighth of Justice Antonin Scalia’s nine children...
Poster - Trickett
November 17, 2017
Ed TrickettFolk-Legacy Recording Artist; Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, University of Illinois at ChicagoRobert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
The James Madison Program is delighted to welcome to Princeton Folk-Legacy recording artist Ed Trickett.  Both as a solo performer and as part of a beloved trio with Anne Mayo Muir and Gordon Bok, Ed...
Religious Freedom Anti-Semitism Event
November 6, 2017
Panelists: Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard University; Meir Y. Soloveichik, Congregation Shearith Israel; David G. Dalin, Ave Maria University; Moderator Robert P. George, Princeton University Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Registration is required for this event. Please visit registration page here:
Cosponsor: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
Nagel lecture poster
October 26, 2017
Robert F. Nagel, Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law, University of Colorado School of Law
Despite decades of numerical domination by conservative appointees, the Supreme Court continues to practice an aggressive form of judicial activism.  This can be traced in part to the current...
Poster - Rabbi Sacks at Princeton
October 17, 2017
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2016 Templeton Prize Laureate; International Religious Leader, Philosopher, Award-Winning Author, and Respected Moral Voice; with Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
An international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author and respected moral voice, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was named the winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize in...
Cosponsors: Center for Theological Inquiry, The Witherspoon Institute
Hadley Arkes lecture poster
October 15, 2017
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Hadley ArkesEdward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions, Emeritus, Amherst College; Director, James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding  
It seems to come as a surprise for lawyers, as well as judges, to discover that the “logic of morals” is engaged at every turn in the law, from its formal properties to that task, never ending, to...
POSTER-Think For Yourself Panel-6 People
October 14, 2017
Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; Branko Glišić, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, Emeritus; John B. Londregan, Professor of Politics and International Affairs; Margarita A. Mooney, Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology; Michael A. Reynolds, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies
A public discussion for Freshman Families Weekend with Princeton Faculty. The topic will be ...
Mitchell Lecture poster
October 12, 2017
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Joshua Mitchell, Professor of Political Theory, Georgetown University
To nearly everyone's surprise, Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States.  What are the larger historical movements, and what were internal crises within the Republican and Democratic...
Johnson-Taylor lecture
October 3, 2017
KC Johnson, Professor of History, Brooklyn College; Stuart Taylor, Jr. '70Author; Contributing EditorNational Journal, Authors of The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities (Encounter Books, 2017). Moderated by Ana Samuel '00, Research Scholar, the Witherspoon Institute. 
KC Johnson is Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he specializes in U.S. political, diplomatic, and constitutional history.  He has taught at...