Past Events

The Reformer book event poster
October 8, 2018
The Honorable Stephen F. Williams, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. Commentator: Aurelian Craiutu *99, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
Besides absolutists of the right (the tsar and his adherents) and left (Lenin and his fellow Bolsheviks), the Russian political landscape in 1917 featured moderates seeking liberal reform and a rapid...
She Roars poster
October 6, 2018
To complement the schedule of She Roars 2018: Celebrating Women at Princeton.    NOTEYou do not have to be registered for the She Roars Conference to attend any portion of Morning with the Madison Program   Featuring Allison Berger ’18, Elly Brown ’18Charlotte Champ '20, Shafaq Khan '21Ruby Shao '17Ann Parker McKeehan ’00, Ana Samuel ’00Laura Vanderkam ’01Dr. Ann Woolley ‘01; and Maria Garlock, Professor, Princeton University
8:00 -9:00 a.m. Breakfast Open to Princeton Alumnae and Friends Welcome by Cecelia E. RouseDean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International...
Poster - Wilentz book panel
September 28, 2018
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom
Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Princeton University; Allen C. GuelzoHenry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era, Gettysburg College; Earl M. Maltz, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University; moderated by Bronwen C. McShea, 2018-19 Associate Research Scholar, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
Americans revere the Constitution even as they argue fiercely over its original toleration of slavery. In No Property in Man, Professor Sean Wilentz argues that though the proslavery side...
Communism event poster
September 25, 2018
Carlos Eire, T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies, Yale University; Sergiu Klainerman, Higgins Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University; Flagg Taylor, Associate Professor of Political Science, Skidmore College. Moderated by Marzenna James, Lecturer in Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Carlos Eire was born in Havana in 1950 and fled to the United States without his parents at the age of eleven. After living in a series of foster homes for three years, he was...
Cosponsor: The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
Wood lecture poster
September 18, 2018
James Madison Program Constitution Day Event
Gordon WoodAlva O. Way University Professor; Professor of History Emeritus, Brown University
An Alpheus T. Mason Lecture on Constitutional Law and Political Thought: The Quest for Freedom Gordon S. Wood is Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown University. He...
Cosponsor: Program in American Studies
Speak Freely event poster
September 14, 2018
Keegan Callanan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College; Heather E. Heying, Professor in Exile, formerly of Evergreen State College; Allison Stanger, Russell J. Leng '60 Professor of International Politics and Economics, Middlebury College;  Bret Weinstein, Professor in Exile, formerly of Evergreen State College; moderated by Keith E. Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University, Author of the 2018 Princeton Pre-Read, Speak Freely. 
Keegan Callanan is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College, where he has teaching responsibilities in the history of political philosophy and contemporary...
September 12, 2018
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
Desmond Jagmohan, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University; Respondent: Hendrik A. Hartog, Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty; Professor of History, Princeton University 
Desmond Jagmohan is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He researches and teaches history of political theory, and he works primarily at the...
Cosponsors: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, The Program in Law and Public Affairs
Con Interp Poster
June 1, 2018
Annual Princeton University Reunions Event
Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University  
How did the framers of the Constitution seek to prevent tyranny and protect liberty? How should we adjudicate among competing approaches to their handiwork? Generations of Princeton students have...
May 28, 2018 to June 1, 2018
Organized by Maurizio Viroli, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Princeton University, Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin, Professore di Comunicazione Politica, Universita della Svizzera Italiana
Cosponsor: James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
2018 Conference Poster
May 18, 2018 to May 19, 2018
The Annual Robert J. Giuffra '82 Conference
Keynote Address: Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University, in conversation with Meir Y. Soloveichik, Rabbi, Congregation Shearith Israel; Director, Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University
When asked what kind of government the Constitutional Convention had proposed for America, Benjamin Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”  Franklin’s remark reminds us...