Past Events

Higher Education Reform event poster
September 29, 2014
George F. Will *68Columnist, Washington Post; Author; Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University
George F. Will *68 has been a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post since 1974.  Today, his column appears twice weekly in more than 475 newspapers. For 35 years, he...
Cosponsor: The Witherspoon Institute
Hamburger event poster
September 24, 2014
Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America
Philip Hamburger '79Maurice & Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Professor Hamburger argues that administrative power revives absolute power. Whereas the Constitution established power through and under the law in a government of separated powers, administrative...
Holt event poster
September 16, 2014
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture on Search and Seizure in the Snowden Era, by Rush HoltU.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District.
Cosponsors: The Program in American Studies, The Program in Law and Public Affairs, The Office of the Provost
McDowell event poster
September 15, 2014
James Madison Program Constitution Day Event
Gary McDowellProfessor, Tyler Haynes Interdisciplinary Chair in Leadership Studies, Political Science & Law, University of Richmond
In Professor McDowell's words: For much of its history, the interpretation of the United States Constitution presupposed judges seeking the meaning of the text and the original intentions...
Cosponsor: The Program in American Studies
Moynihan event card
May 30, 2014
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
Jacqueline Cooke-RiversDoctoral Fellow in African and African-American Studies, Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy SchoolW. Bradford Wilcox *01Director, National Marriage Project; Director, Graduate Studies, Sociology Department, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia
Totalitarian Epoch Conference poster
May 19, 2014 to May 20, 2014
The Annual James Madison Program May Conference
Keynote Address by Alan Charles KorsHenry Charles Lea Professor of European History, University of Pennsylvania
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and thus invites us to reflect on that war’s significance. The Great War had momentous consequences for western civilization....
Cosponsor: The Association for the Study of Free Institutions, Texas Tech University
Gaddis event poster
May 7, 2014
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
John GaddisRobert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History, Yale University
We’re told, in writing and speaking, not to mix metaphors; but we mix metaphors in our thinking all the time.  In his lecture, Professor Gaddis will explore this paradox, with particular...
Steven D. Smith event poster
May 5, 2014
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Steven D. SmithWarren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
In his lecture, Professor Smith will try to recover the jurisdictional conception of religious freedom, and will consider what has been lost as the jurisdictional conception has been replaced by a...
Levin event poster
April 23, 2014
The Annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America’s Founding Principles
Yuval LevinEditor, National Affairs; Hertog Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Our political life has long been divided between a broadly progressive and a broadly conservative party. But what does this division amount to? Where did it originate? And why does it persist? By...
Nolan McCarty event poster
April 16, 2014
Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America
Nolan McCartySusan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Financial executives and political leaders alike often argue that malfeasance in the financial sector is the work of a “few bad apples.” But such thinking is quite damaging for financial security....