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Allen C. Guelzo Named 2022-23 Louise Lehrman Distinguished Fellow at the New-York Historical Society
March 22, 2022

The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions is pleased to announce that Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, Director of the Madison Program’s Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, has been appointed as the 2022-23 Louise Lehrman Distinguished Fellow at the New-York Historical Society. As the…

Undergraduate Fellow Christian Potter is Awarded Prestigious Pyne Prize
Feb. 15, 2022

We at the James Madison Program are very pleased to announce that Christian Potter '22, one of our many wonderful Undergraduate Fellows, has been named a co-winner of Princeton University's 2022 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize. Established in 1921, the Pyne Prize is awarded to the senior "who has most clearly manifested excellent scholarship,…

Thanksgiving Statement from Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program
Nov. 25, 2021

Dear James Madison Program Undergraduate Fellows:

A happy Thanksgiving to you!

Although days of Thanksgiving in our country have been observed going all the way back to the presidency of George Washington, the national holiday we celebrate today was proclaimed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863—in the very midst of the Civil War…

In Memoriam: Albert J. Raboteau
Sept. 22, 2021

The James Madison Program mourns Albert J. Raboteau, Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion Emeritus, who died on September 18, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Professor Raboteau was a leading scholar in the field of African-American religious history, and a celebrated and beloved teacher. Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program,…

In Memoriam: Donald Rumsfeld ’54
July 1, 2021

The James Madison Program is saddened to learn of the death of Donald Rumsfeld ’54—U.S. Naval officer, business leader, public servant. Mr. Rumsfeld, who twice served as U.S. Secretary of Defense, was an early and enthusiastic supporter of the Madison Program. He met personally with the Program’s Undergraduate Fellows and, together with his…

James Madison Program Faculty Associate Amaney Jamal Appointed Dean of Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
June 15, 2021

Amaney Jamal, a Faculty Associate of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, and longstanding a member of the Program's Executive Committee, has been appointed Dean of Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs. Professor Jamal is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics and director of the Mamdouha S…

Recipients announced for the 2021 Stephen Whelan '68 Senior Thesis Prize for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Political Thought
May 25, 2021

The James Madison Program is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Stephen Whelan '68 Senior Thesis Prize for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Political Thought: Akhil Rajasekar, whose thesis was titled “Zero Cheers for Incorporation,” and was directed by Professor Robert P. George, with Professor Keith Whittington…

John Londregan Elected President of Phi Beta Kappa at Princeton
May 24, 2021

James Madison Program Faculty Associate John Londregan has been elected President of the Princeton Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Londregan, who is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton, is a specialist in the study of American politics. He was elected to the chapter presidency by vote of Princeton faculty members who are…

In Memoriam: Imam Sohaib Sultan
April 18, 2021

The James Madison Program joins the entire Princeton community, especially our Muslim friends, in mourning the death of Imam Sohaib Sultan, our University’s Muslim Chaplain. Imam Sohaib was a beloved figure on our campus, one who was admired for his intelligence and kindness by people of all faiths and shades of belief. Professor Robert George…

The James Madison Program Announces 2021-22 Fellows
April 9, 2021

Each year the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions hosts scholars with established records as well as scholars who have recently received their doctorates as Visiting Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Associates. Scholars in the James Madison Program pursue their own research and writing, participate in courses, seminars…

Statement of Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program, on the death of George P. Shultz ’42
Feb. 9, 2021

The James Madison Program family is saddened by news of the death of George P. Shultz, one of our nation's most distinguished public servants. Secretary Shultz held four cabinet posts, serving in the administrations of three presidents. He died two months after celebrating his 100th birthday.

I had the privilege of knowing Secretary…

RealClear Publishes Profile of the James Madison Program
Jan. 8, 2021

On January 8th, 2021, RealClear published an article highlighting the work of the James Madison Program. Mike Sabo, Editor of RealClear's American Civics site, writes: "[Robert P. George] and his team at the James Madison Program are working to ensure that…

Joe Biden Announces Intention to Nominate James Madison Program Faculty Associate Cecila Rouse to Chair the President’s Council of Economic Advisers
Dec. 4, 2020

Joe Biden has announced his intention to nominate Cecilia Rouse, Dean of Princeton’s School of Public Affairs and a Faculty Associate of the James Madison Program, to chair the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Robert P. George, Director of the Madison Program, said: “I warmly congratulate Dean Rouse. She is a…

In Memoriam: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (March 8, 1948 - November 7, 2020)
Nov. 8, 2020

The James Madison Program mourns Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, whose death robs our Program of a highly esteemed friend and the world of one of its greatest spiritual and intellectual leaders. Rabbi Sacks was 72 years old. He is survived by his wife Elaine and their children and grandchildren. Our program sends them, as well as Rabbi Sacks’…

A Message from Robert P. George on Election Day
Nov. 3, 2020

On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions released a message from Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program. In the brief video, Robert P. George urges all American citizens to "be a part of the process," to "exercise [their] sacred right to participate in this grand experiment…