SUNY-Geneseo: Freedom of Speech and Its Skeptics

On February 10, 2022, the Forum on Constitutionalism and Democracy at SUNY-Geneseo held a virtual discussion with faculty partner Lorraine Pangle on freedom of speech: This lecture surveys both the case for free speech, grounded in the classical liberal principles that guided the founding of the United States and its universities, and the strongest contemporary […]

George Fox University: Civic Education and the Constitution

The John Dickinson Forum at George Fox University, a JMC partner program, hosted board member Wilfred McClay to speak on American civic education and the Constitution. Thursday, February 10, 2022 • 6:30 PM PST Hoover 105 • George Fox University Free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Mark David Hall at mhall@georgefox.edu.     […]

Jacksonville State University: Lucy Williams on “Civil Rights Exceptionalism”

The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University, a JMC partner program, held a virtual presentation and Q&A with Lucy Williams: The Tocqueville Lecture Series is excited to host Dr. Lucy Williams (BYU). Her presentation, “Civil Rights Exceptionalism” examines how the Supreme Court engages and uses the rhetoric of American exceptionalism in its civil rights […]

Bellarmine University: 2022 Constitution Symposium

On February 12, 2022, Christopher R. Green, the Jamie L. Whitten Chair in Law and Government at the University of Mississippi School of Law, spoke on “Equal Citizenship, Civil Rights, and the Constitution: The Original Sense of the Privileges or Immunities Clause” drawing upon his book of the same title: The Privileges or Immunities Clause […]

University of Portland: Religious Liberty and the First Amendment

On February 15, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Minor at the University of Portland hosted JMC faculty partner Vincent Phillip Muñoz for a lecture on religious freedom and the First Amendment. Tuesday, February 15, 2022 University of Portland     Vincent Phillip Muñoz is the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law […]

Princeton: Our Dear-Bought Liberty

On February 17, 2022, the James Madison Program at Princeton University hosted JMC fellow Michael Breidenbach for a discussion of his recent book, Our Dear-Bought Liberty, which examines the history of how early American Catholics justified secularism and overcame suspicions of disloyalty, transforming ideas of religious liberty in the process. In colonial America, Catholics were […]

Samford: The Modern Self and Civic Politics

On February 17, 2022, the American Constitution, Citizenship, and Community Speaker Series at Samford University hosted Carl Trueman for a public lecture on "The Modern Self and Civic Politics." Thursday, February 17, 2022 • 6:00 PM CST Regions Room, Brock School of Business • Samford University Click here for more information >>     Carl […]

Baylor: What Happened to the Vital Center?

On February 18, 2022, the Zavala Program for Constitutional Studies at Baylor University hosted Sidney Milkis (University of Virginia) for a lecture on his recent book (co-written with Nicholas Jacobs), What Happened to the Vital Center? Friday, February 18, 2022 Baylor University Click here to learn more >>     Sidney M. Milkis is the […]

Lee University: Intercollegiate Symposium on Wendell Berry

On February 18-19, 2022, Lee University’s Center for Responsible Citizenship hosted its 6th Annual Symposium on Civic Virtue and Thought. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Persons and Place: Wendell Berry and the Weight of Love,” which will explore the importance of human connection and locality through Wendell Berry’s writings. This intercollegiate symposium brings […]

University of Oklahoma: The (Un)Written Constitution

On February 21, 2022, the University of Oklahoma's Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage hosted JMC faculty partner George Thomas to give a talk for Presidents Day on his new book, The (Un)Written Constitution. Monday, February 21, 2022 University of Oklahoma Click here to learn more >>     George Thomas is the Burnet C. […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: The U.S. Constitution as a Politics of Imperfection

On February 22, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha hosted David McPherson for a lecture on the Constitution and imperfection. Tuesday, February 22, 2022 • 10:00 AM CST CPACS, 132 • University of Nebraska-Omaha Free and open to the public. Click here to watch on Youtube>> David McPherson is an Associate […]

UC-Berkeley: Getting Right with the Original 14th Amendment

On February 22, 2022, the Public Law and Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley hosted Randy E. Barnett and Linda Lee Denno for a hybrid in-person/virtual discussion of the Fourteenth Amendment. Tuesday, February 22, 2022 • 12:50 PM PST Berkeley Law, Room 105 • University of California-Berkeley A hybrid in-person/virtual event free and […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: Patriotism versus Cosmopolitanism

On February 22, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha hosted David McPherson for a lecture on "Somewheres and Anywheres: Patriotism versus Cosmopolitanism." Tuesday, February 22, 2022 • 3:00 PM CST University of Nebraska-Omaha Click here to learn more >>     David McPherson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Creighton […]

Clemson: Václav Havel and the Problem of Dissent

On February 22, 2022, the Lyceum Program at Clemson University hosted JMC fellow Flagg Taylor for a virtual lecture on Václav Havel and his insights into communism: In 1975 the Czech playwright-dissident turned statesman, Václav Havel, got “tired of being tired” and wrote a public letter to the General Secretary of the Communist Party of […]

University of Nevada-Las Vegas: Frederick Douglass, the Making of an American

On February 23, 2022, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas's Great Works Academic Certificate Program hosted JMC faculty partner Lucas Morel for an in-person/virtual lecture on Frederick Douglass's life and character: Professor Morel will explore how a man who had every reason to hate America became one of the nation’s strongest defenders. Born into slavery, Douglass […]

University of North Texas: Jefferson and the Native Americans

On February 24, 2022, the University of North Texas's Constitutionalism and Democracy Forum hosted JMC faculty partner Jeremy Bailey to present his research on Thomas Jefferson and Native Americans. Thursday, February 24, 2022 University of North Texas Free and open to the public.     Jeremy D. Bailey is Professor and Sanders Chair in Law […]

American University: The Crush of Democracy – Tocqueville and the Egalitarian Mind

On February 24, 2022, the Political Theory Institute at American University hosted JMC fellow Richard Avramenko for a discussion of Tocqueville and equality: Today one hears only about increasing inequality, and it is true in terms of income distribution, but Alexis de Tocqueville argues that equality itself is the source of many of the problems […]

Texas State University: The Crisis of the Two Constitutions

On February 24, 2022, Texas State University hosted faculty partner Charles Kesler for a discussion of constitutional interpretation and partisanship: American politics are embittered by the growing fracture between two rival constitutions, two opposed cultures, two contrary ways of life. American conservatives rally around the founders’ Constitution, as amended and as grounded in the rights […]

Baylor: Corporations and the Constitution of Civil Liberty

On February 25, 2022, the Zavala Program for Constitutional Studies at Baylor University hosted JMC fellow Matthew Brogdon for a discussion of corporations and civil liberty. Friday, February 25, 2022 • 2:30 PM CST Bennett Auditorium • Baylor University Free and open to the public Click here to learn more >>     Matthew Brogdon […]

Arizona State University: Racism, Race and the Dignity of our Individuality

On February 25, 2022, the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University, a JMC partner program, hosted Kmele Foster and Karen Attiah for the third and final discussion in its series, "Can We Talk Honestly About Race?": In the third and final event in the series, co-founder and executive producer […]

UC-Berkeley: Applying the Law of War to 21st Century Warfare

On March 1, 2022, the Public Law and Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley hosted Col. Winston Williams for a discussion of the law and warfare in the 21st century. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 • 12:50 PM PST LAW Room 105 • University of California-Berkeley Click here to view on Youtube>> Col. Winston […]

University of Montana: “How Reaganism Became Trumpism”

On March 2, 2022, as a part of its President’s Lecture Series, the University of Montana hosted Ross Douthat for a discussion of changes in the Republican Party from Reaganism to Trumpism. Wednesday, March 2, 2022 • 8:00 PM MST Dennison Theatre • University of Montana Click here to learn more >> Click here to […]

University of Houston: Lincoln on the Verge

On March 3, 2022, the University of Houston's Tocqueville Forum on American Ideas and Institutions hosted Edward Widmer to give a talk on his new book, Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington: Dr. Widmer’s great book on Lincoln’s odyssey from Springfield to Washington D.C. for the Inauguration was released last year and has […]

Yeshiva University: Aristotle, Maimonides, and the Politics of Ethics Today

The Straus Center at Yeshiva University, a JMC partner program, hosted James Diamond to speak on Aristotle, Maimonides, and how these two thinkers—one ancient, and one medieval—can enrich our political-ethical discourse. Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Yeshiva University Learn more about the Straus Center >>     James Diamond holds the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Chair of […]

UC-Berkeley: The Crisis of the Two Constitutions

  On March 10, 2022, the Public Law and Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley hosted JMC faculty partner Charles Kesler for a discussion of the Constitution and conflicting interpretations of it: American politics grows embittered because it is increasingly torn between two rival constitutions, two opposed cultures, two contrary ways of life. […]

Clemson: On a Certain Human Passion: Regulating Hatred on Campus and Beyond

On March 10, 2022, the Lyceum Program at Clemson University hosted Robert C. Bartlett for a lecture on human passions and hate speech: Philosophers ancient and modern have agreed that we must understand the human passions if we are going to understand ourselves. Lately, one among these passions has received a lot of attention, on […]

University of Dallas: American Studies Institute Day – “Teaching the American Regime”

On March 12, 2022, the American Studies Department at the University of Dallas will be hosting a conference for the discussion of the teaching—especially at the K-12 level—of American literature, history, politics, and civics. The conference will bring together academics, scholars, and other leading figures with local classical educators. This first event will focus on […]

Princeton: Foundational Political Concepts in American History

On March 15-17, 2022, the James Madison Program at Princeton University hosted JMC board member James Ceaser for three-day lecture series on America's founding principles: First Lecture, March 15: The Categories and Sources of Foundational Concepts Second Lecture, March 16: Nature, History, and Providence in Pivotal Moments Third Lecture, March 17: Do We Still Have […]

Notre Dame: How to Protect Free Speech from Big Tech

On March 24, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame hosted Philip Hamburger for a hybrid in-person/virtual discussion of free speech in the age of big tech: One of the preeminent scholars writing today on constitutional law and its history, Philip Hamburger teaches and writes on wide-ranging topics, including religious liberty, […]

Christendom: James Madison’s Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism

On March 24, 2022, the Tocqueville Forum on Liberal Democracy at Christendom College hosted JMC faculty partner Lynn Uzzell for a lecture on James Madison. Thursday, March 24, 2022 • 4:00 PM EDT Christendom College Click here to learn more >> Click here to watch on Youtube>>   Lynn Uzzell teaches American politics and rhetoric […]

Coastal Carolina: Globalization and Liberalism – Montesquieu, Tocqueville, and Manent

On March 24, 2022, the Cincinnatus Center at Coastal Carolina University hosted JMC fellow Trevor Shelley for a lecture on "Globalization and Liberalism: Montesquieu, Tocqueville, and Manent." Thursday, March 24, 2022 • 5:00 PM EDT Coastal Carolina University Free and open to the public.     Trevor Shelley is an Instructional Professional at Arizona State […]

American University: Catching Up with Ralph Ellison – The Blackness of Blackness

On March 24, 2022, the Political Theory Institute at American University hosted JMC faculty partner Lucas Morel for a discussion of Ralph Ellison. Thursday, March 24, 2022 • 5:30 PM EDT A virtual event • American University Click here to learn more and register >> Click here to watch on Youtube>>   Lucas Morel is […]

Arizona State University: Lessons Learned and Tough Choices in Public Leadership

On March 29, 2022, the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University, a JMC partner program, hosted Heather Wilson, the president of University of Texas at El Paso, former secretary of the U.S. Air Force and former New Mexico’s representative in Congress, to share some of the tough lessons she […]

City College of New York: From Theory to Practice – Discussing Danielle Allen’s Run for Governor of Massachusetts

The Colin Powell School at the City College of New York held a virtual discussion with Ryan Balot, Susan McWilliams Barndt (JMC faculty partner), Jamelle Bouie, Simone Chambers, Roosevelt Montás (JMC faculty partner), and Deva Woodly on Professor Danielle Allen's run for governor of Massachusetts: How can Danielle Allen’s scholarship and ongoing political campaign shape […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: The Original 1619 Project – Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural

On March 30, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha hosted faculty partner Diana Schaub for a virtual presentation on Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. Wednesday, March 30, 2022 • 3:30 PM CDT University of Nebraska-Omaha Click here to learn more and register >> Click here to watch on Youtube>>   Diana […]

SUNY-Geneseo: Against Sophisticated Cynicism – Socrates’ Philosophic Defense of Morality

On March 31, 2022, the Forum on Constitutionalism and Democracy at SUNY-Geneseo held  a virtual discussion with fellow Gregory McBrayer on modern day morality and what Plato can teach us about solving our own moral and political questions: How can a society revive justice when its moral foundations have been shaken by cynicism, sophistry, and […]

University of North Texas: Frederick Douglass’s America

On March 31, 2022, the University of North Texas's Constitutionalism and Democracy Forum hosted JMC faculty partner Diana Schaub for a public lecture on her research on Frederick Douglass. Thursday, March 31, 2022 • 4:00 PM CDT Willis Library, 250 H • University of North Texas Click here to learn more >>     Diana […]

Ave Maria University: After Nationalism – Being an American in an Age of Division

On March 31, 2022, the Politics Department at Ave Maria University hosted fellow Samuel Goldman for a talk on his recent book, After Nationalism: Being American in an Age of Division. The talk will discuss the three kinds of nationalism Americans have attempted to forge and why they never quite served the purpose for national […]

Jacksonville State University: Joseph Knippenberg on “Forgetting or Denying ‘The Good, the True, and the Beautiful'”

The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University, a JMC partner program, held a virtual presentation and Q&A with faculty partner Joseph Knippenberg: In this lecture, Dr. Knippenberg will discuss the two most prominent contemporary challenges to the liberal education that should be at the core of everyone’s experience of higher education. Both challenges are […]

Harvard: His Greatest Speeches – How Lincoln Moved the Nation

On April 1, 2022, Harvard University's Program on Constitutional Government will host JMC faculty partner Diana Schaub for a public virtual lecture on Lincoln's greatest speeches. Friday, April 1, 2022 • 12:30 PM EDT Harvard University Free and open to the public. Click here to register >>     Diana Schaub is a Professor of […]

George Fox University: Slavery and the American Founding

The John Dickinson Forum at George Fox University, a JMC partner program, will host JMC fellow Jason Ross to speak on slavery and the American founding. Monday, April 4, 2022 • 6:30 PM PDT Hoover 105 • George Fox University Click here to learn more >> Free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Mark […]

University of Oklahoma: National and State Authority under the Constitution

On April 6, 2022, the University of Oklahoma's Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage will host Max Edling for a talk based on his recent book, Perfecting the Union: National and State Authority in the United States. Wednesday, April 6, 2022 University of Oklahoma Click here to learn more >>     Max Edling is […]

University of Portland: The Fourteenth Amendment

On April 7, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Minor at the University of Portland will be hosting Evan Bernick for a lecture on his new book, The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit (Harvard 2021), co-authored with Georgetown law professor Randy E. Barnett. Thursday, April 7, 2022 University of Portland     […]

Belmont Abbey College: Conference on Alexis de Tocqueville

On April 8-9, 2022, Belmont Abbey Honors College will host a two-day conference, "'Revolution, Religion, Regime Change, and Liberty': A Discussion of Tocqueville’s Other Book: The Old Regime and the Revolution" featuring four small group seminar sessions on selections from Tocqueville’s L’Ancien Regime et La Revolution. Students and faculty from all institutions will be mixed […]

Villanova: Student Conference on Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, and American Political Thought

On April 8-10, 2022, the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University will host a three-day student conference, "Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, and American Political Thought" in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The JMC-sponsored event will give students an opportunity to discuss thinkers and texts tied to America’s founding principles and history that they might not otherwise encounter during […]

Baylor: American Constitutional Principles and Original Sin – A Comparative Perspective

On April 8, 2022, the Zavala Program for Constitutional Studies at Baylor University will be hosting Gary Jacobsohn for a discussion of American constitutionalism. Friday, April 8, 2022 • 2:30 PM CDT Bennett Auditorium • Baylor University Free and open to the public Click here to learn more >>     Gary Jacobsohn is the […]

SUNY-Geneseo: What We Talk About When We Talk About Political Speech

On April 8, 2022, the Forum on Constitutionalism and Democracy at SUNY-Geneseo will be holding a virtual discussion with faculty partner Alexander Duff on the place of speech in our common life: Contemporary questions about the place of speech in our common life are sometimes articulated as though speech is violence and therefore violence is […]

University of Houston: The Humanities, Ethics, and Biotechnology

On April 11, 2022, the University of Houston's Tocqueville Forum on American Ideas and Institutions will host Donald Drakeman to give a talk on his new book, From Breakthrough to Blockbuster: the Business of Biotechnology as part of a broader conference series entitled “Liberal Education and Citizenship in a Self-Governing Republic”. His lecture will showcase the […]

Linfield University: Darius Wallace Performs Frederick Douglass

On April 11, 2022, the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice at Linfield University will be hosting acclaimed stage actor Darius Wallace for his portrayal of Frederick Douglass. Mr. Wallace performs one man shows in which he plays Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr., and many other important figures in black history. […]

UC-Berkeley: The Dying Citizen

On April 12, 2022, the Public Law and Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley will be hosting Victor Davis Hanson for a discussion of his recent book, The Dying Citizen. Tuesday, April 12, 2022 • 5:15 PM PDT Warren Room 295 Simon Hall • University of California-Berkeley Click here to learn more >> […]

Arizona State University: Is the Goal of the University to Pursue Knowledge or Social Justice?

On April 13, 2022, the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University, a JMC partner program, will host faculty partner John Tomasi, inaugural president of Heterodox Academy, to discuss trends in higher education: For over a thousand years, the traditional purpose of a university has been the pursuit of truth, […]

George Fox University: Liberty at Stake – Vice President Thomas Jefferson, Governor James Monroe, Gabriel’s Rebellion, and the Election of 1800

The John Dickinson Forum at George Fox University, a JMC partner program, will host Kevin Gutzman to speak on Thomas Jefferson and the Election of 1800. Thursday, April 14, 2022 • 6:30 PM PDT Hoover 105 • George Fox University Click here to learn more >> Free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Mark […]

Texas State University: Undoing the American Settlement -The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom

  On April 14, 2022, Texas State University will be hosting Steven D. Smith for a discussion of American religious liberty. Dr. Smith will explore the traditional understanding of the religious provisions of the First Amendment and the consequences of the Supreme Court’s rejection of that understanding: Situating the roots of America’s approach to the […]

Utah Valley University: Civics & Civility

On April 19, 2022, the Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University will be hosting Governor Spencer Cox and Christopher Peterson for a public discussion of civility in politics. Two of Utah's most recent gubernatorial candidates, Cox and Peterson will talk about their experience with civility and political campaigns and answer questions from the […]

Middlebury: Triumphs of Public Policy? Revisiting the New Deal and the Great Society

On April 19, 2022, the Alexander Hamilton Forum at Middlebury College will be hosting author Amity Shlaes and former Governor Jim Douglas to discuss the 1920s, the New Deal, and the Great Society: Amity Shlaes is a bestselling author who treats twentieth-century political and economic history. Her biography of Calvin Coolidge, a president who grew up in Plymouth […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: Was John Locke a Libertarian?

On April 21, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha will be hosting David Azerrad for a public discussion of influential Enlightenment thinker John Locke. Thursday, April 21, 2022 • 10:00 AM CDT CPACS 132 • University of Nebraska-Omaha The event is free and open to the public. Click here to learn […]

University of Nevada-Las Vegas: Honesty and Optimism – A Talk on Slavery and Racism

On April 27, 2022, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas's Great Works Academic Certificate Program will host JMC fellow Adam Seagrave for an in-person/virtual lecture on slavery and racism: Professor Adam Seagrave of Arizona State University will give a talk combining a strong statement on the evils of slavery and racism in general, and American slavery […]

Middlebury: The Death of the American Dream?

On May 10, 2022, the Alexander Hamilton Forum at Middlebury College will be hosting AEI scholar Michael Strain, who will argue that populism has infused an unwarranted and debilitating pessimism into national economic discourse. Tuesday, May 10, 2022 • 5:00 PM, EDT Dana Auditorium • Middlebury College Click here to learn more >>     […]

Christendom: Machiavelli and His Impact on Modern Politics

On May 20, 2022, the Christendom College will be hosting a lecture on Machiavelli with JMC fellow Joseph Brutto. The lecture will be broadcast online for those who wish to attend virtually: The use of the term Machiavellian has become synonymous with deceit and corruption in politics. But what did Machiavelli actually teach? In this […]

Coastal Carolina: Summer Seminar for Middle and High School Teachers

On June 4-10, 2022, the Cincinnatus Center at Coastal Carolina University will host a week-long summer seminar on the American Political Tradition in June of 2022. This seminar is geared toward middle- and high-school teachers in Horry and surrounding counties, in order to offer content-based professional development to equip teachers with the history and pedagogy […]

Christendom: The Morality of Original Meaning

On August 30, 2022, the Tocqueville Forum at Christendom College will be hosting a lecture and seminar on "The Morality of Original Meaning" with Professor J. Joel Alicea (Catholic University of America): Alicea will be discussing the morality of original meaning, emphasizing the importance of consent or authorization in the context of classical legal thought. […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: The Constitution Viewed From Without – The Security Dilemma and the Constitution of 1787

On August 31, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha will be hosting a public lecture with Michael Kochin (Tel Aviv University) on "The Constitution Viewed From Without: The Security Dilemma and the Constitution of 1787." Wednesday, August 31, 2022 • 1:00 PM CDT CPACS 132 • University of Nebraska-Omaha The event […]

Linfield University: “A Conversation on The Past, Present, and Future of the 14th Amendment ” with Ilan Wurman and Alison Gash, September 8

Constitution Day: A Conversation on the Past, Present and Future of the 14th Amendment Date: Thursday, September 8th, 2022, 3 – 6PM Location: Nicholson Library, Austin Reading Room - Multi-purpose To kick off the school year the Political Science Department is hosting an event for Consitution Day centering on the 14th Amendment.  This event will feature professor […]

Louisiana State University “Giving Justice More than its Due” with Daniel Philpott, September 9

“GIVING JUSTICE MORE THAN ITS DUE” IS CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE Date and time: Friday, September 9, 2022, 12:40-1:40 pm Place: McKernan Auditorium, LSU Law Center Speaker: Daniel Philpott, University of Notre Dame Discussant: BATON ROUGE—Daniel Philpott of the University of Notre Dame will deliver LSU’s Constitution Day Lecture on Friday, September 9, from 12:40-1:40 p.m.  “Giving […]

University of Notre Dame “Is Common Good Constitutionalism.…Good?” With Jeff Pojanowski and J. Joel Alicea, September 9th at 12:30 p.m.

"Is Common Good Constitutionalism.…Good?" Date: Friday, September 9th at 12:30 p.m. Location: 1050 Nanovic Hall, University of Notre Dame Join Professor Jeff Pojanowski (Notre Dame Law) and Professor J. Joel Alicea (Catholic University Law) for a Constitution Day seminar on common good constitutionalism. All attendees should familiarize themselves with Adrian Vermeule's 2020 Atlantic article "Beyond Originalism." […]

University of West Florida: “Is Administrative Law Constitutional?” with Joseph Postell, September 12 at 6 p.m.

“Is Administrative Law Constitutional?” Speaker: Dr. Joseph Postell of Hillsdale College Date: Monday, September 12th at 6 p.m. Location: Center for Fine Performing Arts Music Hall, University of West Florida The 2022 Constitution Day event will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022 in the UWF Rolf's Music Hall, Building 82, at 6 pm. Constitution Day […]

Catholic University of America “The Constitution on Campus” with Elizabeth Kaufer Busch, September 13th at 12:30 p.m.

"The Constitution on Campus" Speaker: Elizabeth Kaufer Busch Date: September 13th at 12:30 p.m. Join the IHE for the Third Annual Constitution Day Lecture. The lecture will focus on the importance of the Constitution on college and university campuses and will consider the implications of constitutional law for educational institutions today. Dr. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch […]

Belmont Abbey College “Rome and the Republic: Catholics and the Constitution” with Dr. Jerome Foss, Dr. Shaun Rieley, and Dr. Joseph Wysocki, September 14 at 7pm

A Constitution Day Conversation with Dr. Jerome Foss, Dr. Shaun Rieley, and Dr. Joseph Wysocki Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Belmont House, 314 Independence Ave. Washington, DC 20003 In contemporary society, it’s more important than ever to honor and celebrate our roots as a Democratic Republic. As questions of religious and civil liberty […]

Bethel University “Three Myths about Constitutional Interpretation” with Michael S. Paulsen, September 14 at 7 p.m.

Three Myths about Constitutional Interpretation  Speaker: Michael D. Paulsen of University of St. Thomas Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 7:00 to  9:00 p.m. Location: Eastlund Room, Lundquist Community Life Center, Bethel University Prof. Michael S. Paulsen gave a public lecture on the common yet consequential myths about the U.S. Constitution and its historical interpretation. Paulsen is Distinguished […]

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga “Religious Freedom, Economic Freedom, and the Constitution” with Anne Rathbone Bradley and Kody Cooper, September 14

Twelfth Annual Dr. Richard Gruetzemacher Constitution Day Lecture Series “A Symposium: Religious Freedom, Economic Freedom, and the Constitution” Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Location: UTC University Center Auditorium The general public, the UTC community, and educators and students from a variety of schools and colleges in the region are cordially invited […]

Museum of the American Revolution: “State Constitutions-Palooza Weekend” with Various Activities, September 17-18

State Constitutions Palooza September 17-18, 2022 Click here to register or learn more>> State constitutions have been in the news lately, but it’s not the first time they’ve been center stage. Since the nation’s founding, state constitutions have been a testing ground for democracy, featuring radical experimentation, careful conservatism, and everything in between. But with […]

Bipartisan Policy Center “Dialogue Across Difference: Students Bridge Divides” with Student Panel, September 15 at 9am

Constitution Day annually celebrates America’s founding principles of liberty, equality, and self-governance. Our democracy can only flourish when its citizens are informed and engaged, capable of thinking for themselves and participating in respectful debate. But ideological intolerance has placed higher education squarely in the middle of the nation’s culture wars. Fear of the supercharged social […]

Coastal Carolina University “The Beloved Community & American Democracy” with Bakari Sellers, September 15 at 5:30 p.m.

"The Beloved Community & American Democracy" Speaker: Bakari Sellers Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 5:30 Location: Wheelwright Auditorium, Coastal Carolina University This Constitution Day event features former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (90th district), attorney, lobbyist, and political commentator Bakari Sellers. Upon his first election at age 22, Mr. Sellers was […]

Florida Atlantic University “Courts, the 1st Amendment, Civil Discourse” with Daphne Duret, Dahlia Lithwick, and Luzmarina Garcia, September 15 at 2 p.m.

Courts, the 1st Amendment and Civil Discourse Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Location: Lifelong Learning Auditorium, Florida Atlantic University Panelists: Daphne Duret of the USA Today Network; Dahlia Lithwick an Award Winning Court's Journalist; and Luzmarina Garcia a Professor of Courts & Law Moderator: Kevin Wagner, Chair of the Department of Political Science […]

The Institute of World Politics “Civic Virtue and the Constitution” with Geoffrey Vaughan, September 15 at 4:30pm

The Institute of World Politics presents: "Civic Virtue and the Constitution" Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022; 4:30-6:30 PM Location: The Institution of World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW, Washington D.C. 20036 Speaker: Geoffrey Vaughan, Professor of Political Science at Assumption University and Visiting Fellow James Madison at the Program for American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton […]

University of Portland: “Silent Prologue: How Judicial Philosophies Shape Our Constitutional Rights” with Ofer Raban, September 15 at 5 p.m.

Silent Prologue: How Judicial Philosophies Shape Our Constitutional Rights Speaker: Ofer Raban of the University of Oregon School of Law Date: Thursday, September 15th at 5 p.m. Location: University of Portland Be a good American citizen and join us for the annual Constitution Day Event on Thursday, September 15, at 5 p.m. in D-B 004! […]

American University “Is Patriotism Worth Preserving?” with Steven B. Smith on September 15 at 5:30 p.m.

“Is Patriotism Worth Preserving?” Speaker: Steven B. Smith of Yale University Discussant: In conversation with Sarah Houser Date: Thursday, September 15th, 5:30-7:00 pm ET Location: Live on Zoom Steven B. Smith is the Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he has taught since 1984. He is also Co-Director of Yale’s Center for the […]

Rhodes College “Why we need the Constitution and the Constitution needs us” with W. Taylor Reveley III, September 15 at 6 p.m.

 "Why we need the Constitution and the Constitution needs us" Speaker: W. Taylor Reveley III Date:Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m. Location: Buckman Hall, Rhodes College W. Taylor Reveley III will deliver Rhodes College’s annual Constitution Day lecture on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall. The title of the talk is […]

Black Hills State University “Restoring the Constitutional Republic: How to End the Zero Sum Game of Politics” with Scott Odenbach, September 15th at 7:30 p.m.

Restoring the Constitutional Republic: How to End the Zero Sum Game of Politics Speaker: Representative Scott Odenbach Date: September 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Location: The Joy Center, Black Hills State University The event is free and open to the public. The evening will feature a keynote address at 7:30 p.m. at The Joy Center from Representative […]

Ohio University “Do We Have a Democracy or a Republic, and Why Does it Matter?” with Randy Barnett, September 15

Constitution Day Lecture | Do We Have a Democracy or a Republic, and Why Does it Matter? Speaker: Randy E. Barnett Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2022 - 7:30 to 8:30pm Location: Galbreath Chapel, 43 University Terrace, Athens, Ohio 45701 The Menard Family George Washington Forum hosts a Constitution Day lecture — "Do We Have a Democracy […]

Great Lakes Christian College “A Bargain with the Devil? Frederick Douglass, Slavery, and the U.S. Constitution” with Raul Rodriguez, September 16

A Bargain with the Devil? Frederick Douglass, Slavery, and the U.S. Constitution Speaker: Raul G. Rodriguez of Michigan State University Date: Friday, September 16, 2022 Location: Great Lakes Christian College How should a believer think about the American Constitution, particularly with regard to its seeming accommodation of the historical injustice of slavery? This is the […]

Northwest Nazarene University “Civil Religion and Nationalism in U.S. Politics and Culture” with John Wilsey, September 16

"Civil Religion and Nationalism in U.S. Politics and Culture" Lecture and Question/Answer Session Date: Friday, September 16th at 6:30pm Speaker: Dr. John Wilsey Dr. Wilsey is an Associate Professor of Church History and Philosophy at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he has published on issues relating to religion, politics, and the American founding

American Philosophical Society: “Electing the President: The Debates on the Electoral College at the Constitutional Convention of 1787” and “A Walking Tour of the Constitution in Old City” with Warren Hofstra, Mohammad Obeid, and Kevin Hardwick, September 16-17

The American Philosophical Society will be hosting a Virtual Reality Constitutional Convention Event and Lunch on September 16th at 10am and a Constitution Constitutional: A Walking Tour of the Constitution in Old City on September 16 at 1:30pm. and the 17th at 11:00am. Click here to learn more>> "Electing the President: The Debates on the Electoral […]

Oglethorpe University “Constitutionalism and the Constitution Between Populism and Cosmopolitanism” with Khalil Habib, Sara Henary, and Benjamin Gross, September 16

Constitutionalism and the Constitution Between Populism and Cosmopolitanism Speakers: Ben Gross, Sara Henary, & J. David Alvis Date: Friday, September 16th at 1 p.m. , 2 p.m., & 4 p.m. Location: Conant Performing Arts Center Oglethrope University has convened three distinguished scholars to discuss the place of the Constitution and constitutionalism in contemporary political discourse and […]

Biola University “Justice Clarence Thomas’s Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration” with Dr. Ralph Rossum, September 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Justice Clarence Thomas’s Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration Speaker: Dr. Ralph Russom Date: Friday, September 16th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Location: Kim Dining Room, Biola University In celebration of Constitution and Citizenship Day, Torrey Honors College and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are hosting Biola University's official Constitution Day event on Friday, September 16th.  Dr. Ralph Rossum (Claremont McKenna College […]

Bellarmine University “Constraining Leviathan: Ideology and Constitutional Political Economy” with Abigail R. Hall Blanco, September 16 at 3pm

Constitution Symposium’s Constitution Day Lecture Lecturer: Abigail R. Hall Blanco, Associate Professor of Economics at University of Tampa Title: “Constraining Leviathan: Ideology and Constitutional Political Economy” Date: Friday, September 16th at 3:00 p.m. Location: Small Science Theater (Pasteur 102), Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205 How can government be both empowered and constrained?  This is the central question […]

Providence College “The Great Debate: James Baldwin vs. William F. Buckley on Slavery and the American Dream,” September 16 at 3:00 p.m.

On September 16, 2022, the Frederick Douglass Project at Providence College will hold a screening and discussion of the famed 1965 Cambridge University debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley, "Has the American Dream been achieved at the expense of the American Negro?”: “Has the American Dream been achieved at the expense of the […]

Xavier University “Constitution Day Colloquium” with Dr. Melissa Matthes & Xavier Faculty , September 16th and 17th

CONSTITUTION DAY COLLOQUIUM To commemorate the 233rd anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution, Xavier University is hosting a two-day Constitution Day Colloquium. The event, which takes place on Sept. 17 and 18, 2021, brings students and faculty together to engage in detailed readings and discussion on the Founders' ideas and their relevance to the […]

Washington College “We the People – Our U.S. Constitution” with the Institute for the Study of Religion, Politics, and Culture, September 17 at 11 a.m.

"We the People - Our U.S. Constitution" Date: Saturday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: Courthouse Lawn, 11 N. Washington St., Easton, Maryland 21601 Hosted by: The Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture at Washington College The Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture at Washington College works to help strengthen the Constitutional […]

University of Alaska – Anchorage “Two Tragedies: A Trial Lawyer’s Views on the Fourteenth Amendment, the KKK Act, and Rights Long Denied” with Bryan Dawson, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. AKDT

Two Tragedies: A Trial Lawyer’s Views on the Fourteenth Amendment, the KKK Act, and Rights Long Denied Date: Saturday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m. AKDT Speaker: Bryan Dawson Location: Conoco Phillips Integrated Science Building (CPISB), University of Alaska, Anchorage Forrest A. Nabors and students and faculty in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at […]

Rose State College “The RSC Constitution Extravaganza” with Various Speakers, September 19-22

Constitution Extravaganza with Rose State College Dates: Monday, September 19th to Thursday, September 22nd Monday: Join New York Times Bestselling Author - Jonathan Rauch and his presentation on "Staying Real: The War on Truth & How to Win it" at 2:00 p.m. at the HB Atkinson Theater. Tuesday: Jeopardy! Constitution Challenge. Do you know your […]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas “Class and Race in the United States Constitution” with Timothy Burns, September 19 at 4pm

"Class and Race in the United States Constitution" Lecturer: Professor Timothy Burns of Baylor University Date: Monday, September 19th at 4:00 p.m. Professor Timothy Burns of Baylor University will give a talk to celebrate Constitution Day (which is actually September 17). Recent debates over the United States Constitution center on the intention of the founders […]

Arizona State University: “1776 and Us: Finding the Founding in a Foundering Democracy” with Jane Kamensky, September 19

From the very beginning, the history and study of the American Revolution has been bound up with the national identity of the United States, and thus with the country’s present needs. In recent years, the competing imperatives of activists and journalists at both edges of our ideological spectrum have produced warring narratives of the American […]

Assumption University “Coming to terms with John F. Kennedy” with Stephen Knott, September 19 at 5:30 p.m.

“Coming to terms with John F. Kennedy” Speaker: Stephen Knott of the U.S. Naval War College Date: September 19 at 5:30 p.m. Location: Assumption University Members of the Assumption community are invited to attend a Constitution Day lecture presented by Stephen Knott, Ph.D. ’79, HD’13. Knott, a professor of national security affairs at the United […]

Rochester Institute of Technology “Who are We, the People? James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the American Dream” with Nicholas Buccola on September 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Who are We, the People? James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the American Dream Speaker: Nicholas Buccola of Linfield University Date: Monday, September 19th, 2022 at 5:30 Location: Stan McKenzie Commons, Rochester Institute of Technology We have a very exciting event coming up Monday, September 19 at 5:30 for our Annual Constitution Day lecture. We're […]

St. Mary’s College of California “A Constitutional Symposium: Religious Liberty and LGBTQ+ Rights” with Elizabeth Clark, Robin Fretwell Wilson, and Kyle Velte, September 19 at 7:30-9:00pm

A Constitutional Symposium: Religious Liberty and LGBTQ+ Rights Date: Monday, September 19, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Soda Activity Center: Claeys Lounge, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575 View a map and get directions. Description: There is currently a serious Constitutional debate about religious liberty and equality in the controversy over […]

Benedictine College “Charter of Unity: Can the Constitution Still Hold Us Together?” with Yuval Levin, September 20 at 4pm

Charter of Unity: Can the Constitution Still Hold Us Together? Speaker: Yuval Levin Date: Tuesday, September 20, at 4:00 p.m. Location: Ferrell Academic Center, Benedictine College As the nation commemorates the 235th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, one of the most important government documents in history, the Center for Constitutional Liberty at […]

Clemson University: “Slavery and the Constitution” with Michael Zuckert, September 20th at 5:30 p.m.

"Slavery and the Constitution" Speaker: Michael Zuckert of University of Notre Dame Date: Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Location: Hardin Hall 100, Clemson University The Lyceum Lecture Series hosted Dr. Michael Zuckert on Tuesday, September 20th from 5:30-6:30 PM. Dr. Zuckert presented "Slavery and the Constitution." Lyceum Lectures are hosted by […]

Jacksonville State University “Restoring the Constitutional Integrity of Title IX” with Elizabeth Kaufer Busch, September 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Restoring the Constitutional Integrity of Title IX Lecturer: Dr. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch of Christopher Newport University Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 5:30-7:00 p.m. CDT This presentation focuses on the need to align all laws with the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. Using Title IX as the case study, this presentation frames Title IX’s history as […]

Malone University “Constitutional Morality and the Rule of Law” with Bruce Frohnen, September 20 at

Constitutional Morality and the Rule of Law by Dr. Bruce Frohnen Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 7:00 to 8:30pm. Location: Malone University, Brehme Centennial Center Conference Room - Canton, Ohio Join the Center for Christian Faith & Culture in observing Constitution Day 2022 in hosting Dr. Bruce Frohnen from Ohio Northern University College of […]

University of Nebraska – Omaha “The Supreme Court Today” with Derek Webb, September 22

Event: "The Supreme Court Today" Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10am Location: Milo Bali Student Center, 201 - Nebraska Room,  6203 University Dr N, Omaha, NE 68182 This event will be presented by Derek Webb, a Senior Managing Associate at Sidley Austin, LLP in their Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group and the Dean's Visiting Scholar at […]

University of Wisconsin – Madison “Lincoln, the Founding, and an America Worth Saving” with Lucas Morel, September 22 at 12:00 p.m.

Lincoln, the Founding, and an America Worth Saving Speaker: Lucas Morel Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022, noon Location: 3260 UW Law School About the Event “Lincoln, the Founding, and an America Worth Saving” argues that the most important influence on Lincoln’s political thought and practice is what he learned from the Declaration of Independence and […]

Christopher Newport University “The Constitution on Campus” September 22, 1:30 & 3:00pm

The Constitution on Campus  Center for American Studies Annual Conference and 15-year Anniversary Celebration Events will take place in Gaines Theater unless otherwise noted. These JMC-sponsored events are part of a conference on the Constitution on Campus and Beyond at the Center for American Studies. JMC Sponsored Events include: Date: September 22nd at 1:30 - […]

Villanova University “James Madison and the Constitution: Sometimes America is Hard to Find” with Colleen Sheehan, September 22 at 4:30 p.m.

James Madison and the Constitution: Sometimes America is Hard to Find Speaker: Dr. Colleen Sheehan Date: Thursday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m. Location: Driscoll Hall 134, Villanova University You are invited to join the Matthew J. Ryan Center for our Fall 2022 Constitution Day address on, “James Madison and the Constitution: Sometimes America is Hard […]

Texas State University “Religious Freedom, Natural Rights, and Our Forgotten Principles of Constitutional Liberty” with Vincent Phillip Muñoz, September 22

  Religious Freedom, Natural Rights, And Our Forgotten Principles Of Constitutional Liberty Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 7 p.m. Location: Alkek 250, Alkek Library, Texas State University What did freedom of religion mean to the Founding Fathers? Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz contends that the principles which informed the Founder’s understanding of “freedom” are largely absent […]

Baylor: Who Counts? The Presidential Elector Dispute, the 12th Amendment, and the 2024 Election

On September 23, 2022, the Zavala Program for Constitutional Studies at Baylor University will be hosting John Yoo for a discussion of electors, the 12th Amendment, and the upcoming 2024 presidential election. Friday, September 23, 2022 • 12:15 PM CDT Bennett Auditorium • Baylor University Free and open to the public Click here to learn […]

Tufts: Hobbes’s Thucydides: The Plague Narrative

On September 23, 2022, the Tufts Program in Political Thought at Tufts University will be hosting Kinch Hoekstra for a lecture on Hobbes and Thucydides. Friday, September 23, 2022 • 12:00 PM EDT Tisch Library, Special Collections, Room 103 • Tufts University Click here to learn more >>     Kinch Hoekstra is the Chancellor's […]

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs: “The Crisis Presidency” with Benjamin Kleinerman at 4:30pm

The Crisis Presidency  Speaker: Benjamin Kleinerman Date: Monday, September 26, 2022 4:30-5:30 pm Location: Kettle Creek Room, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Benjamin Kleinerman is a Professor of Political Science at Baylor University. He serves as chair of the American Political Thought section of the American Political Science Association. His first book, The Discretionary President: The Promise […]

St. Olaf College “Who are We, the People? James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the American Dream” with Nicholas Buccola, September 26 at 7pm

Who are We, the People? James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the American Dream Lecturer: Nicholas Buccola Date: Monday, September 26 at 7p.m. Location: Viking theater; St. Olaf College In this talk, Nicholas Buccola will use the Constitution's Preamble as a way into an examination of decades-long debate between James Baldwin and William F. […]

Tufts University “Why We are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment” with Benjamin Storey, Jenna Storey, and Jonathan Silver, September 28

On September 28, 2022, the Tufts Program in Political Thought at Tufts University will be hosting fellow Benjamin Storey and Jenna Silber Storey for a virtual discussion of their recent book, Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment. Wednesday, September 28, 2022 • 12:00 PM EDT Zoom • Tufts University Click here […]

Virginia Tech “Constitutional Hypocrisy and the Ethics of Constitutional Citizenship” with Dr. Connor Ewing, September 29 at 7pm

Constitutional Hypocrisy and the Ethics of Constitutional Citizenship Lecturer: Dr. Connor Ewing, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Date: Thursday, September 29, Talk and Discussion: 7:00pm Location: Foggy Bottom Room, Second Floor, Virginia Tech Research Center, 900 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA Please RSVP to robertsp@vt.edu

Harvard: Whig Improvement and Constitutional Conservation

On September 30, 2022, Harvard University's Program on Constitutional Government will host JMC faculty partner Greg Weiner for a lecture on Whig political thought and conserving the Constitution. Friday, September 30, 2022 • 12:00 PM EDT CGIS North (Knafel), Room K-354 • Harvard University RSVP to attend: pcg@gov.harvard.edu Andy Zwick, Executive Director     Greg […]

Samford University: “Tocqueville, Law, and the High Priests of Democracy” with Richard Avramenko, October 3 at 6:30

Tocqueville, Law, and the High Priests of Democracy Speaker: Richard Avramenko of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Date: Monday, October 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Location: Regions Community Resource Room: BSOB 400 at Cooney Hall, Samford University Why is democracy important? Why has America fought so hard to preserve its constitution and government? On Monday, Oct. 3, […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: Freedom from Religion or Freedom for Religion: Rethinking the First Amendment’s Protection for Religious Liberty

On October 6, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha will be hosting a public lecture with JMC faculty partner Vincent Phillip Muñoz on "Freedom from Religion or Freedom for Religion: Rethinking the First Amendment's Protection for Religious Liberty." Thursday, October 6, 2022 • 10:00 AM CDT CPACS 132 (Collaborating Commons Room) […]

Christendom: The Oracle of the Enlightenment – Montesquieu

On October 7, 2022, the Tocqueville Forum at Christendom College will be hosting a lecture and seminar on Montesquieu with Professor Khalil Habib (Hillsdale College): Dr. Habib will deliver a public lecture then lead a small seminar discussion with a group of select students. His overall topic is Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws--one of the […]

Lee University: Intercollegiate Symposium on Institutions and Inheritance

On October 7-8, 2022, Lee University’s Center for Responsible Citizenship will host its 7th Annual Symposium on Civic Virtue and Thought. The theme this year is “Institutions and Inheritance,” which will explore the role of tradition and institutions in framing political desires and discourse. “We sometimes forget that the right thing must be done in […]

Arizona State University: One Man’s Freedom: King, Goldwater, and the Battle Over an Idea

On October 12, 2022, the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University, a JMC partner program, will host faculty partner Nicholas Buccola to discuss Barry Goldwater and Martin Luther King, Jr.: What can we learn about the meaning of freedom by thinking about the space between Barry Goldwater and Martin […]

Boston College: Constitutionalism and the Revolution – A Conversation with Gordon Wood

On October 13, 2022, the John Marshall Project at Boston College, a JMC partner program, will host faculty partner Gordon Wood for a discussion of his new book Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution. Thursday, October 13, 2022 • 4:30 PM EDT Corcoran Commons, 205 • Boston College Click here to learn more >> […]

University of Oklahoma: Does the First Amendment Belong in the Quad and in the Classroom?

On October 17, 2022, the University of Oklahoma's Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage will host Donald Downs and Allison Stanger for a discussion of campus free speech. The discussion is a part of the university's 2022 Free Speech Week events. Monday, October 17, 2022 • 3:00 PM CDT Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union • […]

Jacksonville State University: Disinformation and the Threat to Democracy

The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University, a JMC partner program, will hold a hybrid in-person/virtual presentation and Q&A with Brandon Stewart on "Disinformation and the Threat to Democracy": The Tocqueville Lecture Series is excited to host Dr. Brandon Stewart (Troy University). His presentation, "Disinformation and the Threat to Democracy" examines how hostile foreign […]

Ursinus College “Charter of Unity: Can the Constitution Still Hold Us Together?” with Yuval Levin, October 20

Charter of Unity: Can the Constitution Still Hold Us Together? 7:00PM EDT PFAHLER HALL MUSSER AUDITORIUM Yuval Levin, director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute, studies the foundations of self-government and the future of law, regulation, and constitutionalism. He served as a member of the White House domestic policy staff […]

Providence College: What Do the Humanities Do?

On October 21, 2022, the Frederick Douglass Project at Providence College will host Eric Adler for a discussion of the humanities and why they matter: In the late nineteenth century, the United States witnessed the so-called Battle of the Classics in which educators fought over the role of Latin and ancient Greek in college curricula. […]

Villanova: W.B. Allen on The State of Black America

On October 25, 2022, the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University will host W.B. Allen for a discussion of his recent edited volume, The State of Black America: Progress, Pitfalls, and the Promise of the Republic. The event is part of the Ryan Center's 2022-23 lecture series on "The Constitution: The Meaning of Equality." […]

Benedictine College: The End of the Beginning – Dobbs and the Future of Abortion in America

On November 1, 2022, the Center for Constitutional Liberty at Benedictine College will host Nikolas T. Nikas for a discussion of the legal and constitutional landscape following the Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs decision. Tuesday, November 1, 2022 • 7:00 PM CDT McAllister Board Room • Benedictine College Click here to attend virtually >>     […]

University of Nevada-Las Vegas: Thinking about Reparations

On November 2, 2022, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas's Great Works Academic Certificate Program will host JMC faculty partner Andrew Delbanco for a virtual lecture on reparations. Wednesday, November 2, 2022 • 4:00 PM PDT A virtual lecture • University of Nevada-Las Vegas Free and open to the public. Those interested in attending should email […]

Boston College: Democracy and Enlightenment – The Challenge of Rousseau

On November 10-11, 2022, the John Marshall Project at Boston College, a JMC partner program, will host a two-day conference featuring leading scholars of the Enlightenment period who will present assessments of Rousseau and the Enlightenment, focusing especially on their contributions to our understanding of democracy. Additionally, the conference will serve as an occasion to […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: Liberty, Union, and the Constitution – Lessons from the Nineteenth Century

On November 10, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha will be hosting a panel discussion featuring three distinguished scholars presenting on the constitutional thought of three important nineteenth century American leaders. Lucas Morel of Washington and Lee University will present on Abraham Lincoln. Peter Myers of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire […]

Jacksonville State University: A Discussion of Douglass’s Remarkable 1876 Eulogy of Lincoln

The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University, a JMC partner program, will hold a hybrid in-person/virtual presentation and Q&A with Richard Ruderman on "Douglass’s Remarkable 1876 Eulogy of Lincoln": Why does Frederick Douglass remain such a challenge—to so many people across the political spectrum—today? In the summer of 2020, a statue of Frederick Douglass […]

University of Alaska-Anchorage: Harry C. Veryser on Economics

On November 10, 2022, Harry C. Veryser will speak for the University of Alaska's Chartwell Lecture Series: Our lecturer will be Harry C. Veryser, who has served as Director of Graduate Studies in Economics at the University of Detroit Mercy and as chairman of the Department of Economics and Finance at Walsh College. He is […]

University of Missouri: An Evening with Former Columbia Mayor Brian Treece

On November 29, 2022, the Missouri Debate Union at the University of Missouri, a JMC partner program, will host an interview and Q&A with Former Columbia, Missouri Mayor Brian Treece: Join the Missouri Debate Union for an interview and Q&A with Former Columbia Mayor, Brian Treece. Learn about Mayor Treece's background, history, and experience as […]

Benedictine College: Lincoln and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

On November 29, 2022, the Center for Constitutional Liberty at Benedictine College will host faculty partner Michael Zuckert for a discussion of Abraham Lincoln and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Tuesday, November 29, 2022 • 4:00 PM CST Gangel Seminar Room, Third Floor, Ferrell Academic Center. • Benedictine College Click here to learn more >>     […]

Ave Maria University: Educating a Tyrant – Aquinas Against the Myths of Uncivil Religion

On January 16, 2023, the Politics Department at Ave Maria University will host William McCormick, SJ to deliver a lecture on, "Educating a Tyrant: Aquinas Against the Myths of Uncivil Religion." Monday, January 16, 2023 • 6:00 PM EDT Ave Maria University     William McCormick received his doctorate in political theory from the University […]

Jacksonville State University: What is Political Civility Today?

The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University, a JMC partner program, will hold a hybrid in-person/virtual presentation and Q&A with faculty partner Lee Trepanier on "What is Political Civility Today?": The Tocqueville Lecture Series is excited to host Dr. Lee Trepanier (Samford University). His presentation, "What is Political Civility Today?" highlights some of the […]

James Wilson Institute: Unlocking Constitutional Meaning – James Wilson as the Key

On February 8, 2023, the James Wilson Institute and the Civitas Institute of the University of Texas at Austin will be holding an interactive webinar with John Mikhail and JMC fellow Jonathan Gienapp on James Wilson and his important contributions to constitutional law. Jonathan Gienapp of Stanford University and John Mikhail of the Georgetown University […]

Boston College: “The Empire of Liberty and the Indigenous Question: Jefferson’s Strange Praise of Chief Logan Reconsidered”

On February 9, 2023, the John Marshall Project at Boston College, a JMC partner program, will host faculty partner Jeremy Bailey for a discussion of "The Empire of Liberty and the Indigenous Question: Jefferson's Strange Praise of Chief Logan Reconsidered". Thursday, February 9, 2023 • 4:30 PM ET Higgins Hall, 300 • Boston College Click […]

Ave Maria University: Imagination and Environmental Politics

On February 9, 2023, the Politics Department at Ave Maria University will host Dr. Joshua Bowman to deliver a lecture on, "Imagination and Environmental Politics". Dr. Bowman plans on discussing the relationship between concepts of nature & politics found in Thoreau and their ambivalent relationship to modern environmental thought. Thursday, February 9, 2023 • 6:00 PM […]

Washington College: Religious Freedom in the United States

On February 15, 2023, the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture at Washington College will host Antonio Campbell to give a talk on the foundations and importance of religious freedom in America. Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Washington College Click here to learn more about the Institute >>     Antonio Campbell serves as a full time […]

Christendom College: Democratic Degradation versus “Liberty under God and the Law” – Alexis de Tocqueville

On February 15, 2022, the Tocqueville Forum on Liberal Democracy at Christendom College will be hosting a lecture and seminar on Alexis de Tocqueville with JMC Fellow, Dr. Daniel Mahoney. Daniel Mahoney is professor emeritus at Assumption University. He is an expert on liberalism, communism, and statesmanship. His talk will engage with contemporary debates over […]

Tufts: Nationalism in World History

    On February 15, 2023, the Tufts Program in Political Thought at Tufts University will be hosting Steven Grosby for a lecture on Nationalism in World History. Wednesday, February 15, 2023 • 5:30 PM ET Tisch Library, Room 304 • Tufts University Click here to learn more >>     Steven Grosby is Professor Emeritus […]

Texas State University: The Second Inaugural: Lincoln’s Rhetoric of Reconciliation

  On February 15, 2023, the Department of Political Science at Texas State University will host faculty partner Diana Schaub for the Discourse in Democracy series. Dr. Schuab will give a lecture on "The Second Inaugural: Lincoln's Rhetoric of Reconciliation". Wednesday, February 15, 2023 • 7:00 PM CT Alkek Theater • Texas State University Free […]

Benedictine College: Hard Choices: Christian Politics in a De-Christianizing Society

On February 16, 2023, the Center for Constitutional Liberty at Benedictine College will host Ross Douthat for a discussion of Christian Politics in a De-Christianizing Society. Join the Center for Constitutional Liberty as they host New York Times columnist Ross Douthat. Mr. Douthat is an opinion columnist who writes on politics, religion, moral values, and […]

Bellarmine University: 2023 Constitution Symposium

On February 18, 2023, The Constitution Symposium at Bellarmine University will host Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University, to speak on “Judicial Review, Political Ignorance, and Voting With Your Feet” drawing upon his books Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom and Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is […]

Regent: George Washington and Slavery

On February 20, 2023, the 2nd Annual Lincoln Program Lecture at Regent University will host Jeffry Morrison to deliver a lecture on, “George Washington and Slavery.” Monday, February 290, 2023 • 1:15 PM ET A hybrid in-person/virtual event • Robertson Hall 103, Regent University Click here to learn more about the program  or watch the lecture […]

University of Houston: Liberal Education and Citizenship in a Free Society

February 23-25, 2023, the University of Houston's Tocqueville Forum on American Ideas and Institution will hold a Liberal Education and Citizenship in a Free Society Conference hosting Keynote Speakers Jim Ceaser, Ben Story, and Keith Whittington. The Conference will discuss Philosophically Informed Approaches to Teaching Ethics and Leadership within Liberal Education. Participants include JMC faculty partners Jeremy […]

Villanova: “Lincoln and the American Founding”

On February 23, 2023, the Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University will host faculty partner Lucas Morel for a discussion of Lincoln and the American Founding. The event is part of the Ryan Center's 2022-23 lecture series on "The Constitution: The Meaning of Equality." Thursday, Feburary 23, 2023 • 4:00 PM ET Driscoll 134 […]

UW Madison: “Free Trade and Inequality”

On February 23, 2023, the Political Economy, Philosophy, and Politics Roundtable at the University of Wisconsin - Madison will host Professors Englert and Roberts to discuss free trade and inequality in the history of economic thought, especially 19th century. Professor Englert will give a talk titled “French Liberalism and The Problem of Poverty.” Her research interests […]

Providence College: The Intellectual Origins of American Slavery

On February 24, 2023, the Frederick Douglass Project at Providence College will host John Harpham for a discussion of The Intellectual Origins of American Slavery: What were the origins of American slavery? From the time of the constitution to the present, the attempt to answer this question has been an urgent concern for observers of […]

Bipartisan Policy Center: Can America’s Universities Survive the Cancel Wars? A Discussion with Author Sigal R. Ben-Porath

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On February 27, 2023 at 11 am ET, JMC's Faculty Partner Daniel Cullen will sit down for a virtual discussion with author Sigal R. Ben-Porath of her new book, Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy. Faculty partner Jacqueline Pfeffer-Merrill will moderate: In today’s charged political environment, fear of social […]

Jacksonville State University: Frederick Douglass’s Abolitionist Republicanism

The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University, a JMC partner program, will hold a virtual presentation and Q&A with Dr. Philip Yaure on "Frederick Douglass’s Abolitionist Republicanism": Dr. Philip Yaure will have a presentation on "Frederick Douglass’s Abolitionist Republicanism" to examine three ideas of what makes someone a citizen. He argues that Frederick Douglass […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: Has Liberalism Failed? A Discussion

On March 2, 2023, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha will be hosting a panel discussion featuring  Patrick Deneen (University of Notre Dame), Vincent Phillip Munoz (University of Notre Dame), and Carson Holloway (UNO). The discussion is inspired by Patrick Deneen's book, "Why Liberalism Failed". There will also be time for questions […]

Tufts: Montesquieu: For or Against Empire?

On March 3, 2023, the Tufts Program in Political Thought at Tufts University will be hosting faculty partner Andrea Radasanu for a lecture on Montesquieu. Professor Radasanu will speak about Montesquieu on Empire and the Law of Nations. Friday, March 3, 2023 • 12:00 PM ET Tisch Library, Special Collections, Room 103 • Tufts University Click […]

University of Houston: Phronēsis Honors Program Lecture Series

On March 3, 2023, the University of Houston's Phronēsis: Honors Minor and Program in Politics & Ethics will host Dr. Paul Carrese to give a lecture as part of the series. This event is free and open to the public. Friday, March 3, 2023 • 1:00 PM CT University of Houston Click here to learn […]

University of North Texas: Tocqueville and Today

On March 7, 2023, The University of North Texas's Constitutionalism and Democracy Forum will host Dana Stauffer for a lecture on Tocqueville's America. The lecture given by Dr. Stauffer, will present an original interpretation of Alexis de Tocqueville. This event is free and open to the public. Tuesday, March 7, 2023 • 4:00 PM CT 222 […]

Belmont Abbey College: Catholic Politics

On March 8, 2023, Belmont Abbey Honors College will host distinguished journalist Ross Douthat to give a lecture entitled "A Catholic Politics". Ross Douthat is a New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and former senior editor of The Atlantic. Wednesday, March 8, 2023 • 5:30 PM ET A hybrid in-person/virtual event • Belmont Abbey College Click here to watch the lecture online>> […]

Lee University: Local Solutions to the Court’s Deepest Questions

On March 17, 2023, Lee University’s Center for Responsible Citizenship will host Chief Judge Sutton to give a lecture on Local Solutions to the Court’s Deepest Questions. On March 17th, the CRC will host Chief Judge Sutton to speak at Lee University. Judge Sutton serves as the chief circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals […]

SUNY-Geneseo: The Future of the Humanities

On March 23, 2023, the Forum on Constitutionalism and Democracy at SUNY-Geneseo will be hosting Eric Adler to give a lecture on the value and future of the humanities, and on the way that the study of the humanities should (and should not) be defended today. The humanities are not faring well on campus these […]

University of Houston: Phronēsis Honors Program Lecture Series

On March 3, 2023, the University of Houston's Phronēsis: Honors Minor and Program in Politics & Ethics will host Dr. Clifford Orwin to give a lecture as part of its Grand Challenges Forum series. This event is free and open to the public. Friday, March 24, 2023 • 1:00 PM CT Cemo Hall, 100D • University of […]

Samford: Plato, Aristotle, and Madison on Democracy: Anarchy, Polity, and the Constitutional Republic

On March 27, 2023, the Colloquium on American Citizenship at Samford University will host Kirk Fitzpatrick for a public lecture on "Plato, Aristotle, and Madison on Democracy: Anarchy, Polity, and the Constitutional Republic." Monday, March 27, 2023 • 6:30 PM CT Regions Room, Brock School of Business • Samford University       Kirk Fitzpatrick is a philosophy […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: Politics, Philosophy, and the Origins of Modern Science

On March 30, 2023, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha will be hosting a seminar presented by Arthur Milikh on "Politics, Philosophy, and the Origins of Modern Science." Science used to be the preserve of a tiny handful of scholars, but it has risen to become one of the dominant authorities in […]

Coastal Carolina: Do We Need the Bill of Rights in America?

On March 30, 2023, the Cincinnatus Center at Coastal Carolina University will host Jerome Foss for a lecture on "Do we need the Bill of Rights in America?." Thursday, March 30, 2023 • 5:00 PM ET Coastal Carolina University Free and open to the public.     About the program: The mission of the Cincinnatus […]

Jacksonville State University: Free Speech on Campus

The Tocqueville Lecture Series at Jacksonville State University, a JMC partner program, will hold a hybrid presentation and Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Marks on "Free Speech on Campus": Dr. Jonathan Marks will address the status of freedom of speech on college campuses. He will address what is freedom of speech, what is its place in […]

Tufts: On Montesquieu’s Persian Letters

  On March 31, 2023, the Tufts Program in Political Thought at Tufts University will be hosting faculty partner Stuart Warner for a lecture on Montesquieu. Professor Warner will speak about Montesquieu's Persian Letters. Friday, March 31, 2023 • 12:00 PM ET Tisch Library, Special Collections, Room 103 • Tufts University Click here to learn […]

University of Houston: Phronēsis Honors Program Lecture Series

On March 31, 2023, the University of Houston's Phronēsis: Honors Minor and Program in Politics & Ethics will host Dr. Michelle Zerba to give a lecture as part of its Grand Challenges Forum series. This event is free and open to the public. Friday, March 31, 2023 • 1:00 PM CT Cemo Hall, 100D • University of […]

University of Nevada-Las Vegas: The Narratives of American Political Thought

On April 6, 2023, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas's Great Works Academic Certificate Program will host Lisa Pace Vetter for a lecture on American political thought. Thursday, April 6, 2023 • 4:00 PM PT Holbert H. Hendrix Education Auditorium 105• University of Nevada-Las Vegas Free and open to the public. Click here to learn more >> […]

Clemson: Beyond Gridlock: Constructive Majorities and the Separation of Powers

On April 6, 2023, the Lyceum Program at Clemson University will host Alex Hindman for a lecture on the separation of powers: The U.S. Constitution not only divides powers to frustrate their concentration but also aims to form what Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address called “reasonable majorities” through deliberation. At precisely the time when Americans find […]

Texas State University: Development & Democracy in Today’s Mexico

On April 10, 2023, Texas State University's Discourse in Democracy series will be hosting Ambassador Antonio Garza for a discussion of Development & Democracy in Today's Mexico. Monday, April 10, 2023 • 5:00 PM CT Alkek Theater • Texas State University Free and open to the public. Click here to learn more >> Please click […]

Ave Maria University: Black Entrepreneurship and the Civil Rights Movement

On April 13, 2023, the Politics Department at Ave Maria University will host Marcus Witcher to deliver a lecture on, "Black Entrepreneurship: Building the Foundation for Freedom." On April 13th at 6:00pm in the O'Bryan Performance Hall, come learn how black entrepreneurship, businessmen and women, and civil society made the Civil Rights Movement possible. This […]

Boston College: Adam Smith and Modern Capitalism

April 14-15, 2023, the John Marshall Project at Boston College, a JMC partner program, will host thirteen renowned experts, including JMC fellow Dennis Rasmussen, for a two-day conference on Adam Smith and Capitalism. Our modern world has been decisively shaped by capitalism – on this, all agree. But has it been shaped by capitalism for the worse […]

University of Nevada-Las Vegas: Tocqueville on the US Judiciary

On April 17, 2023, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas's Great Works Academic Certificate Program will host Alan S. Kahan for a lecture on Tocqueville on the US Judiciary. It is a rarely noted fact that Alexis de Tocqueville was a lawyer. It is true that he gave up the practice of law forever when he […]

University of Mississippi: Originalism in Practice

On April 18, 2023, The Declaration of Independence Center for the Study of American Freedom at University of Mississippi will host John Stinneford on Originalism in Practice.   Tuesday, April 18, 2023 • 4:00 PM ET Weems Auditorium, Law School Rm 1078 • University of Mississippi The event is free and open to the public. Click […]

University of North Texas: Lincoln’s Constitutionalism

On April 20, 2023, the University of North Texas's Constitutionalism and Democracy Forum will host JMC faculty partner Michael Zuckert for a lecture on Abraham Lincoln. Thursday, April 20, 2023 • 4:30 PM CT Wooten Hall 222 • University of North Texas     Michael P. Zuckert is a Visiting Professor at Arizona State University […]

University of Dallas: American Studies Institute Day – “American Grounding: People and Place in America”

April 21-22, 2023, the American Studies Department at the University of Dallas will be hosting a conference for the discussion of the teaching—especially at the K-12 level—of American literature, history, politics, and civics, bringing together academics, scholars, and other leading figures with local classical educators. What makes this conference is unique is that K-12 teachers […]

University of Alaska-Anchorage: Lincoln’s Lyceum Address: Democratic Theory for Citizens

  On April 27, 2023, Prof. Diana Schaub will speak for the University of Alaska's Chartwell Lecture Series: A quarter-century before the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered a remarkable speech in which he diagnosed the dangers of mob rule. His solution to the demagogic politics of popular passion was a “political religion” of respect for the […]