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Fall 2013 Public Events


SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Two Roads from 1787: Elective Dictatorship or Deadlock? 
Alan Ryan, Lecturer with the Rank of Professor in Politics, Princeton University
Commentators: Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus, Yale University and George Kateb, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics Emeritus, 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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Friday, September 20, 2013
The Letter and Spirit of the Constitution
John Manning, Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Coauthor of Hart and Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System (6th ed. 2009, with Fallon, Meltzer, and Shapiro) and Legislation and Regulation (2010, with Matthew C. Stephenson)
James Madison Program Annual Constitution Day Lecture
Cosponsored by the Program in American Studies and Funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund
4:30 p.m., McCormick 101
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OCTOBER
Monday, October 14, 2013
Human Nature
Roger Scruton, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, St. Andrews University and University of Oxford; Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Author of Green Philosophy (Oxford University Press); The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford University Press); and The Aesthetics of Architecture (Princeton University Press)
Charles E. Test, M.D. Distinguished Lectures
4:30 p.m., Friend Center 101
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Tuesday
, October 15, 2013
Human Rights 
Roger Scruton, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, St. Andrews University and University of Oxford; Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Author of Green Philosophy (Oxford University Press); The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford University Press); and The Aesthetics of Architecture (Princeton University Press)
Charles E. Test, M.D. Distinguished Lectures
4:30 p.m., Friend Center 101
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
China and the World in the 21st Century: The Next Human Rights Revolution
Chen Guangcheng, Chinese Civil Rights Lawyer and Activist; Distinguished Senior Fellow in Human Rights, Witherspoon Institute; Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, Catholic University of America; Senior Distinguished Advisor, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice
Moderated by Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored and organized by The Witherspoon Institute, and cosponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions

No recording devices or photographs permitted. Pen and paper media coverage only.
4:30 p.m., McCosh 50
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Thursday
, October 17, 2013
Human Duties
Roger Scruton, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, St. Andrews University and University of Oxford; Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Author of Green Philosophy (Oxford University Press); The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford University Press); and The Aesthetics of Architecture (Princeton University Press)
Charles E. Test, M.D. Distinguished Lectures
4:30 p.m., Friend Center 101

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Monday, October 21, 2013
Rabbi Loew and Mr. Frankenstein: Lessons for Our Technological Future 
Charles T. Rubin, Associate Professor, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Department of Political Science, Duquesne University
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
4:30 p.m., Lewis Library 120
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NOVEMBER
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
William F. Buckley and the Rise of the Modern Conservative Movement
A Public Conversation featuring Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University, and Sam Tanenhaus, Writer at Large, New York Times, Author of The Death of Conservatism: A Movement and Its Consequences (2010) and Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (1997)
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
4:30 p.m., Lewis Library 120
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Monday, November 11, 2013

The History and Future of Guerrilla Warfare
Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Author of Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present (2013), War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today (2006), and The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (2002)
4:30 p.m., Lewis Library 120
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Challenge to the Constitution
Jean M. Yarbrough, Gary M. Pendy Professor of Social Sciences, Bowdoin College
Author of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition (2012)
An America's Founding and Future Lecture, funded by the Bouton Law Lecture Fund

4:30 p.m., Lewis Library 138
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Under God at Gettysburg? Lincoln's Moral Constitution
Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era; Professor of History, Gettysburg College
Author of the new book Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (2013), Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2012), and Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2009)
The William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life
Sponsored by the Witherspoon Institute and Cosponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
4:30 p.m., McCormick 101
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Friday, November 22, 2013

The Assassination of JFK:  Its Impact on American Politics and Culture
A Public Conversation featuring Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University and Alvin S. Felzenberg *75, *78, Director of Communications, Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress; Visiting Lecturer, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania; Author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game (2008) 
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
4:30 p.m., Frist 302
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