Past Events

Religious Traditions and the Law event poster
December 5, 2018
Gerard V. Bradley, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School; William S. Brewbaker III, William Alfred Rose Professor of Law, University of AlabamaSamuel J. Levine, Director of the Jewish Law Institute and Professor of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Asifa Quraishi-Landes, Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School. Moderated by Chaim Saiman, Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Each of the Abrahamic religious traditions relates to the idea of law in a variety of different ways: as covenant between God and man, as an ordering principle of natural and human behavior, or as a...
Cosponsor: Princeton University Library
UCHV lecture
November 28, 2018 to November 29, 2018
Michael W. McConnellRichard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School; Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; Commentators: Gillian MetzgerStanley H. Fuld Professor of Law, Columbia Law SchoolEric NelsonRobert M. Beren Professor of Government, Harvard UniversityJeffrey Tulis, Associate Professor of Government, University of TexasAmanda Tyler, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Professor McConnell’s lectures will address executive power and its limits under the U.S. Constitution.  His lectures will argue that the actual process of formulating the executive power at the...
Cosponsor: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Epstein lecture poster
November 26, 2018
The Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism
Richard EpsteinLaurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School 
The anti-discrimination laws were passed with great confidence in the 1960s and yet in the eyes of their intended beneficiaries, these programs have not achieved their initial promise, whether we...
Cosponsor: The Program in Law and Public Affairs
Reno event poster
November 14, 2018
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
R. R. RenoEditor, First Things
Using Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies as a departure point, R. R. Reno argues that the political consensus guiding the West since 1945—emphasizing openness and lowering the...
Power of stories poster
November 12, 2018
Arthur BrooksPresident, American Enterprise Institute
The secret to stronger human connection isn't more data -- it's better stories. By learning to share our narratives -- and paying closer attention to others -- we can become more effective and more...
Cosponsors: Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Leadership Through Mentorship Program, Woodrow Wilson School, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Hasen event flyer
November 9, 2018
Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California-Irvine School of Law In conversation with Keith WhittingtonWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University
Free and open to the public. Lunch is provided. RSVP required: Click Here Please join...
Melnick lecture poster
November 8, 2018
Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America
Shep Melnick, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics, Boston College
How did Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972—initially a relatively non-controversial effort to remove institutional barriers to educational opportunity for women and girls—become so...
conference poster
October 28, 2018
Keynote Address by Tisa Wenger *02Associate Professor of American Religious History, Yale Divinity School 
Conference organized by Raissa von Doetinchem de Rande and Toni Alimi, Religion
Cosponsors: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, Department of Religion, University Center for Human Values, Program in Judaic Studies, Humanities Council, Near Eastern Studies, Center for Collaborative History, Program in American Studies, The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities
Dylan event poster
October 21, 2018
Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Princeton University and Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University   Featuring Susan Brison, Visiting Professor in Philosophy, Princeton University; Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College; Bronwen McShea, 2018-2019 Associate Research Scholar in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University; Dan Miner, M.D., Guitarist, Exeter, NHRichard D. Smith, Bluegrass Musician, Rocky Hill, NJ, and Lauren Weiner, Associate Editor, Law and Liberty;    Special Guest: Legendary Banjo Virtuoso Tony Trischka
Sean Wilentz is a friend and enthusiast of Bob Dylan. He is also George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University, studying U.S. social and political...
Dalin event poster
October 15, 2018
Rabbi David G. Dalin, Senior Research Fellow, Brandeis University; Michael I. Krauss, Professor of Law, George Mason University. Moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program, Princeton University
Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan: Their Lives and Legacies, is the first history of the eight Jewish men and women who have served or who currently serve as...