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Allen C. Guelzo Joins Princeton University
May 1, 2019

The James Madison Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, currently Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, has accepted an appointment at Princeton University, where he will be a Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities and Director of the…

Undergraduate Fellow Kyle Lang '19 Selected as a Winner of the Spirit of Princeton Award
May 1, 2019

Congratulations to James Madison Program Undergraduate Fellow Kyle Lang '19, who was selected as one of eight recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Princeton award.

The following are excerpts from the announcement published in the Daily Princetonian on April 29, 2019:

The prize is conferred to students who have made…

The James Madison Program Announces 2019-20 Fellows
April 12, 2019

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…

Garwood Visiting Professor Kevin J. Weddle *03 and the American Statesmanship Course Featured
April 10, 2019

Kevin J. Weddle *03, 2018-19 Garwood Visiting Professor in the James Madison Program and the Department of Politics at Princeton, is teaching an undergraduate course in the Madison Program’s American Statesmanship series, entitled “The General as Statesman: Allied Leadership and Operation OVERLORD.” Professor Weddle, Professor…

Postdoctoral Research Associate John P. DiIulio *18 Appointed James N. Perry Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania
March 11, 2019

John P. DiIulio *18, 2018-19 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate in the James Madison Program, has been appointed as the James N. Perry Scholar of Philosophy, Politics, and Society at the University of Pennsylvania.  The three-yearfellowship is in Penn’s Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society …

Keith Whittington's Speak Freely Wins 2019 PROSE Award
Jan. 30, 2019

Professor Keith Whittington's Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech (Princeton University Press, 2018) has been awarded the 2019 Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Award for Education (Practice and Theory). The Award, given by the…

James Madison Society Member Charles T. Rubin Appointed Endowed Chair at Duquesne University
Jan. 17, 2019

Congratulations to James Madison Society member Charles T. Rubin, Professor of Political Science at Duquesne University, on his appointment to the Marie-Clement Rodier, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair. 

Rubin was the 2017-18 Forbes Visiting Fellow and the 2014-15 Garwood Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at…

Statement from Robert P. George
Jan. 11, 2019

To the Undergraduate Fellows of the James Madison Program

From Robert P. George

As you are no doubt aware, a white supremacist group is coming to Princeton tomorrow to conduct some sort of rally or demonstration. We in the James Madison Program don’t police students’ opinions or tell them what to think, but I suspect that,…

Robert P. George Interviewed on CNN After Kavanaugh Confirmation
Oct. 10, 2018

On October 9, 2018, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and James Madison Program Director, Robert P. George, was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour after the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

You may view the interview here:

Princeton Offers Professor George’s Signature Civil Liberties Course Online
Aug. 24, 2018

Beginning September 13, 2018, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and James Madison Program Director Robert P. George’s Civil Liberties course at Princeton University will be available online through edX.org. This 7-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will explore the moral basis of controversial claims of civil rights and liberties by…

Visiting Fellow Keegan Callanan Nominated by President Trump to Serve on the National Council on the Humanities
July 20, 2018

Congratulations to James Madison Program 2017-18 Visiting Fellow, Keegan Callanan, on his presidential nomination to the National Council on the Humanities. Currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College, Callanan will serve a six-year term on the Council if confirmed by the United States Senate.

For more…

The James Madison Program Announces 2018-19 Fellows
June 11, 2018

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…

Recipients announced for the 2018 Stephen Whelan '68 Senior Thesis Prize for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Political Thought
June 6, 2018

The James Madison Program is pleased to announce the winners of the Stephen Whelan '68 Senior Thesis Prize for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Political Thought. This year there are two winners; Elly Brown ‘18 for her thesis on "Politics in the Cave: Worldliness and Plurality in Plato, Augustine, and Arendt," and 

Robert P. George on the U.S. Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision
June 5, 2018

On June 4, 2018, The New York Times published McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and James Madison Program Director Robert P. George’s Op-Ed on the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Colorado’s Masterpiece Cakeshop case:
https://www…

Robert P. George Receives Heterodox Academy Leadership Award for Fostering Open Dialogue
May 9, 2018

Congratulations to McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and James Madison Program Director, Robert P. George, a 2018 recipient of the Open Mind Award for Leadership granted by Heterodox Academy.

The following is reported by the Office of Communications, Princeton University, May 9, 2018:

Robert George, the McCormick…