Undergraduate Fellow Allison Berger '18 Selected as a Winner of the Spirit of Princeton Award
April 25, 2018

Congratulations to James Madison Program Undergraduate Fellow Allison Berger '18, who was selected as one of nine recipients of the 2018 Spirit of Princeton award.

The following are excerpts from the announcement published in Daily Princetonian on April 23, 2018:

The prize is conferred to students who have made…

Fox News Airs Segment on Robert P. George and the James Madison Program
April 22, 2018

On April 10, 2018, Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth paid a visit to his alma mater, Princeton University, filming a day in the life of McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and James Madison Program Founding Director, Robert P. George. The day began at morning coffee with the program’s Visiting and Postdoctoral Fellows and followed with a…

Garwood Visiting Professor Allen C. Guelzo Wins Prestigious Bradley Prize
April 17, 2018

Congratulations to James Madison Program 2017-18 Garwood Visiting Professor, Allen C. Guelzo, Director of Civil War Era Studies and the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College. Professor Guelzo is one of three recipients of the 2018 Bradley Prizes.

The honor recognizes individuals of extraordinary talent,…

Mark Movsesian Builds His Scholarship in Religious Freedom as a Princeton University Visiting Fellow
April 5, 2018

[News from St. John's University, April 4, 2018] Frederick A. Whitney Professor of Law Mark L. Movsesian is spending this semester as a visiting fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.


Postdoctoral Research Associate Matthew Slaboch Delivers Lecture on "Political Slogans, Public Polling and the Idea of Progress" at American University
Feb. 14, 2018

Our Postdoctoral Research Associate, Matthew Slaboch, will deliver a lecture entitled "Political Slogans, Public Polling, and the Idea of Progress" at the Political Theory Institute, American University, on February 22, 2018.

From Ronald Reagan's declaration that "It's morning in America" to Barack Obama's promise of "Hope and Change…

Former Madison Program Visiting Fellow Carson Holloway and Executive Director Brad Wilson Collaborate on Recently Published Collection, The Political Writings of Alexander Hamilton
Dec. 7, 2017

Congratulations to Carson Holloway, Professor of Political Science at University of Nebraska at Omaha and 2005-06 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow, and Bradford P. Wilson, Executive Director of the James Madison Program (pictured), co-editors of the recently published two volume collection, 

Professors Robert George and Cornel West Featured on C-Span2’s Book TV Discussing Their Friendship, Their Books, and the Tenets of Liberal Arts Education
Dec. 5, 2017

On December 3, 2017, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and James Madison Program Director, Robert George, and Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, and 2016-17 Senior Scholar of the James Madison Program, were guests on C-Span2’s Book TV discussing…

Postdoctoral Research Associate Matthew Slaboch Publishes Book, A Road to Nowhere: The Idea of Progress and Its Critics
Dec. 4, 2017

Congratulations to our Postdoctoral Research Associate, Matthew W. Slaboch, for the recent release of his first book, A Road to NowhereThe Idea of Progress and Its Critics (University of Pennsylvania Press, December 2017).

Some Thoughts and Advice for Our Students and All Students
Aug. 29, 2017

We are scholars and teachers at Princeton, Harvard, and Yale who have some thoughts to share and advice to offer students who are headed off to colleges around the country. Our advice can be distilled to three words:

Think for yourself.

Now, that might sound easy. But you will find—as you may have discovered…

Recipients announced for the 2017 Stephen Whelan '68 Senior Thesis Prize for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Political Thought
June 5, 2017

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; Alexander Costin '17 for his thesis on "The Lochner Era in the Lower Courts," and Owen Smitherman '17

The James Madison Program Announces 2017-18 Fellows
May 17, 2017

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…

Sign the Statement: Truth Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Expression - A Statement by Robert P. George and Cornel West
March 14, 2017

The pursuit of knowledge and the maintenance of a free and democratic society require the cultivation and practice of the virtues of intellectual humility, openness of mind, and, above all, love of truth. These virtues will manifest themselves and be strengthened by one’s willingness to listen attentively and respectfully to intelligent people…

A Message from our Director
Dec. 10, 2016

To Undergraduate Fellows of the James Madison Program:

If I may intrude on your time for a moment, I would like to share with you some thoughts and advice. You are at Princeton to learn—from the faculty, from visiting speakers, from each other. It is a precious opportunity, and I urge you to make the most of it.

Making the…

Robert P. George receives degrees of Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) and Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) from Oxford University
Nov. 4, 2016

On November 4th, Oxford University conferred on Robert P. George the degrees of Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) and Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) at its degree granting ceremony in the Sheldonian Theatre.

The degree, which is one of Oxford's higher doctorates, is sometimes conferred by Diploma on foreign heads of state and on the…

Robert P. George receives of the American Enterprise Institute's 2016 Irving Kristol Award
Sept. 29, 2016

Congratulations to our Director, Robert P. George, recipient of the American Enterprise Institute’s 2016 Irving Kristol Award. The Irving Kristol Award is the highest honor conferred by the American Enterprise Institute. AEI gives the award annually to an individual who has made exceptional intellectual and…