Past Events

Viroli event poster
May 9, 2016
Maurizio ViroliProfessor Emeritus of Politics, Princeton University; Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin; Professor of Political Communication, University of Italian Switzerland in Lugano
Respondents: Paul O. CarreseProfessor of Political Science, U.S. Air Force AcademyGeorge KatebWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics,...
Human Rights conference poster
May 5, 2016 to May 6, 2016
Keynote Address by Judge Carlos AránguizSupreme Court of Chile Featuring:
John B. Londregan, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Magaly Sanchez-R, Office of Population Research, Princeton University
Allan Brewer CaríasColumbia University Law School
Alfredo Romero, Foro Penal; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Maria Victoria Villegas FigueroaChilean Lawyer; Plantiff, Case of López and Ceballos
Mitsy Capriles Ledezma, Spouse of Imprisoned Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma
For individuals living in the Americas, freedom of expression, freedom of political participation, and due process of law are all guaranteed, in principle.  However, making these guarantees a reality...
Philpott series poster
April 27, 2016 to April 29, 2016
Charles E. Test, M.D., Distinguished Lectures Series
Daniel PhilpottProfessor of Political Science and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame LECTURE ONE: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Why Religious Freedom is Universal: Arguing with Recent Critics LECTURE TWO: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Religious Freedom in Islam Today: A Survey of Regimes LECTURE THREE: Friday, April 29, 2016
A Pathway to Liberty: Developing Islam's Seeds of Freedom
In his own words: My lectures will explore Islam's compatibility with religious freedom, thus intervening in a culture war over Islam in today's West.  I will make the case for religious...
Paulsen event photo
April 20, 2016
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Michael Stokes PaulsenUniversity Chair, Professor of Law, The University of St. Thomas
Nearly all of American constitutional law today rests on a myth.  That myth – taught as unquestioned truth from grade school to law school – is that the power of constitutional interpretation belongs...
Skerry event poster
April 8, 2016
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Peter SkerryProfessor, Department of Political Science, Boston College
Peter Skerry is Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Formerly a Senior Fellow at the Brookings...
Knott event poster
March 31, 2016
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Stephen KnottProfessor of National Security Affairs, United States Naval War College
The most important collaboration in American history was the unlikely partnership of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. This extraordinary alliance between a wealthy Virginia planter and a...
Religious Freedom event poster
March 30, 2016
The Right Honourable Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneUK Parliament, House of Lords; Katrina Lantos SwettLantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice; United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Moderated by Daniel I. Mark ’03 *13US Commission on International Religious Freedom; Assistant Professor of Political Science, Villanova University; 2015-16 Visiting Fellow, James Madison Program, Princeton University.
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is a Peer of the Realm, with a lifetime seat in the House of Lords, the Upper Chamber of the UK Parliament, appointed by Her Majesty The Queen in...
Bradley lecture poster
March 3, 2016
The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life
Gerard V. BradleyProfessor of Law, University of Notre Dame
Gerard V. Bradley is Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he has taught since 1992. He is the author or editor of many books, including ISI Books’ A...
Cosponsor: The Witherspoon Institute
Holloway Lecture Poster
February 24, 2016
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Carson Holloway, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha
This lecture examines the differences that emerged between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson as they advised President George Washington on the crisis caused by the war in Europe arising from...
Scalia Roundtable poster
February 21, 2016
Matthew J. Franck, Director, William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution, The Witherspoon Institute; Stanley Katz, Lecturer with rank of Professor in Public and International Affairs and Director, Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies; Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University
Moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ.  He is Professor...
Cosponsor: Bouton Law Lecture Fund