Past Events

Vermeule lecture poster
May 8, 2019
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Adrian Vermeule, Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School 
Liberal rulers undermine their own rule. They are compelled, by the peculiarly dynamic character of their faith and its accompanying sacramental liturgy, to violate a central precept of Ragion di...
April 30, 2019
Charles E. Test, M.D. '37 Distinguished Lectures Series
Diana SchaubProfessor of Political Science, Loyola University Maryland
Lecture 1: Abraham Lincoln and the Daughters of Dred Scott The definitive refutation of the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision was delivered by Abraham Lincoln in an 1857...
Piereson event poster
April 17, 2019
The Annual Elizabeth M. Whelan Lecture
James Piereson, President, William E. Simon Foundation and Senior Fellow, the Manhattan Institute
Among the causes of the current polarization and dysfunction in national politics are the ongoing effects of two post-war upheavals -- the cultural and political revolution of the 1960s and the...
Wilken Lecture poster
April 10, 2019
The Annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life
Robert Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity, University of Virginia
Much writing on religious freedom focuses on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and on the Enlightenment. But the developments of those centuries are only intelligible when seen in a longer...
Cosponsor: The Witherspoon Institute
Joanne Freeman lecture poster
March 14, 2019
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Joanne B. Freeman, Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University 
If you think the conflict in today’s U.S. Congress is at a historic extreme, Yale historian Joanne Freeman helps set the record straight. In The Field of Blood, Freeman explores the history ...
Michael Doran lecture poster
March 4, 2019
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Michael Doran *97, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Since 2001, the United States has been waging war in the greater Middle East. More than seventeen years after the attacks of 9/11, it is impossible to give authoritative answers to very basic...
Cosponsor: The Institute for Transregional Studies and the Program in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
Poster for Brookhiser lecture on John Marshall
February 18, 2019
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Richard Brookhiser, Senior Editor, National Review
In 1801, John Marshall became the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, holding the post for a record 34 years. Before he joined the Supreme Court, it was the weakling of the federal government...
February 11, 2019
Carrie Lukas ’95President, Independent Women’s Forum
Kenneth WeinsteinPresident and CEO, Hudson Institute
and Edward WhelanPresident, Ethics and Public Policy Center
The James Madison Program Praxis Labs are an ongoing series of meetings and panel discussions that are intended to help students learn to build and lead organizations that can make a real difference...
Rabbinic Law Poster
February 7, 2019
Chaim Saiman, Professor of Law, Villanova UniversityLeora BatnitzkyRonald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion, Princeton University
Cosponsors: The Tikvah Fund, The Ronald O. Perelman Program in Judaic Studies, Princeton University
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn event poster
December 12, 2018
Daniel Mahoney, Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship, Assumption College; Eugene F. Rivers, III, Founding Director, Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies; David L. Tubbs *01, Associate Professor of Politics, The King's College. Moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of King's Death and the Centenary of Solzhenitsyn's Birth.  Daniel J. Mahoney holds the Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship at Assumption...