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Fall 2015 Public Events


SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Slavery and the U.S. Constitution
Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Princeton University
Commentary by Sarah Rivett, Associate Professor of English, Princeton University
Princeton University Constitution Day Lecture
Cosponsored by the Program in American Studies, the Program in Law and Public Affairs, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, and the Office of the Provost
4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

James Madison’s Constitution: In Order to Establish Justice 
Lynn Uzzell, Scholar in Residence, Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution, James Madison’s Montpelier
Respondents: Darren Staloff, Professor of History, The City College of New York and the City University of New York; and William B. Allen, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Michigan State University
James Madison Program Constitution Day Lecture
Cosponsored by the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution, James Madison’s Montpelier and The Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, University of Pennsylvania
Funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund
4:30 p.m., Lewis Library 120
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Monday, September 28, 2015
The Living Presidency's Imperial Beginnings
Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law, Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor, University of Virginia
Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture on American Constitutionalism
Cosponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs and funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund
4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
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OCTOBER
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue
A Book Panel Discussion with the Authors
Anver M. Emon, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism and the Rule of Law, University of Toronto; Matthew Levering, Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology, Mundelein Seminary; Co-Director, The Chicago Theological Initiative; and David Novak, J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion and Philosophy, University of Toronto
Cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Life, the Aquinas Institute, and the Muslim Life Program, and funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund
3:30 p.m., McCormick Hall 101
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Friday–Saturday, October 30-31, 2015
The Moynihan Report at 50: Reflections, Realities, and Prospects
A Public Conference
Keynote Address by Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Cosponsored by the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture
1:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, See Schedule for Session Times, Lewis Library 120
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NOVEMBER
Monday, November 9, 2015
Not In God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Emeritus Chief Rabbi, United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth
Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Life, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, the Department of Religion, and the Center for Human Values
Cosponsored by the Episcopal Church at Princeton, Princeton Presbyterians, the Hindu Life Program, Chabad on Campus, the Muslim Life Program, the Office of Religious Life, the Aquinas Institute, and the Religious Life Council
7:15 p.m., Friend Center 101
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What is the Jewish Witness in the Civic Order?
Meir Soloveichik, Rabbi; Director, Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Life
4:30 p.m., Lewis Library 120
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Why We Need The Humanities
Donald L. Drakeman *88, Distinguished Research Professor, Program in Constitutional Studies, University of Notre Dame; Fellow in Health Management, University of Cambridge; Venture Partner, Advent Venture Partners
Author of Why We Need the Humanities: Life Science, Law and the Common Good (Palgrave, 2015)
Respondents: Bruce Cole, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Alan Charles Kors ’64, Henry Charles Lea Professor of European History, University of Pennsylvania
An Elizabeth M. Whelan Lecture
Funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund
4:30 p.m., McCormick Hall 101
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DECEMBER
Friday, December 4, 2015
Justice William Brennan and the Living Constitution
A Panel Discussion featuring Alan R. Gibson, Professor of Political Science, California State University-Chico; Carson L. Holloway, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha; and Bradley C. S. Watson, Philip M. McKenna Chair, Department of Politics and Co-Director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought, Saint Vincent College
Funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund
4:30 p.m., Lewis Library 120
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Monday, December 14, 2015

The Obama Administration’s Foreign Policy: An Assessment
Walter Russell Mead, James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities, Bard College; Editor-at-Large, The American Interest
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
4:30 p.m., McCormick Hall 101
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